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Monday, November 02, 2009

SU Alumnus Speaks on Working for Al-Jazeera News November 9

Andrew BehringerSALISBURY, MD---Recent Salisbury University graduates in a position to catch a glimpse of the Al-Jazeera Arabic news channel may be surprised to find a familiar name in the credits.

Andrew Behringer, a native of St. Croix who earned his B.A. in communication arts from SU in 2008, now is employed at the channel’s Washington, D.C., bureau. He shares his experiences during his talk “Working for English Al-Jazeera News” 7 p.m. Monday, November 9, in Caruthers Hall Auditorium.

Behringer moved with his family to Maryland in 1996 before leaving to spend a year in Qatar—where Al-Jazeera is based—with his mother and twin sister. He graduated from the American School of Doha in that country and played in the Qatar ice hockey league. He traveled to Thailand, Oman and Dubai before returning to Maryland to attend SU.

At Al-Jazeera, he has a number of duties including conducting research and in-person interviews, video editing and archiving.

His talk is part of SU’s “The Arts and Culture of the Arab World” fall cultural events series. Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Affairs, admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.



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