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New York Times Business Writer to Address Economy in W&L Talk

New York Times senior business correspondent Micheline Maynard will present a talk entitled “What Will We Look Like When The Recession Is Over?” at Washington and Lee University at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, Room 327 of Huntley Hall.

The presentation, sponsored by the department of journalism and mass communications at W&L, is free and open to the public. Maynard will sign copies of her latest book, The Selling of the American Economy: How Foreign Companies are Remaking the American Dream, after the talk.

Maynard joined the staff of Times in 2004 as a reporter for the paper’s Business Day section. She was named Detroit bureau chief in 2005 and began covering national news and the auto industry. Three years later, she became a senior business correspondent for the Times, specializing in aviation and the airline industry.

In the meantime, she has also chronicled her adventures as a hybrid-electric car owner in “The Prius Diary,” part of a Times environmental business blog called “Green, Inc.” She also contributes regularly to the Times’ Culture and Dining sections.

Maynard began her career as a legislative correspondent for United Press International in Lansing, Mich., and served as an intern in the White House Press Office. She has also been a staff writer or bureau chief at a number of news organizations, including USA TODAY, Newsday, U.S. News & World Report, and the Reuters News Service.

In 1999-2000, she was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan and holds a visiting lecturer position at the university, where she has taught at the School of Business Administration and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Her extensive experience covering Michigan’s auto industry led to her 2003 book, The End of Detroit: How the Big Three Lost Their Grip on the American Car Market.

Maynard is a regular guest on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “PBS Newshour.” She’s also available on both Twitter and Facebook.