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Washington Post Correspondent Jim Tankersley to Give Public Talk

Jim Tankersley, an economic policy correspondent for the Washington Post, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on May 18, at 5 p.m. in the Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

He will speak about how America’s middle class sputtered — and how to get it back on track. The talk is free and open to the public.

Before joining the Washington Post in December 2012, Tankersley covered the breakdown in American job creation, the decline in economic mobility and the failure of policy makers to adapt to an increasingly complex set of global economic challenges for the National Journal.

He also worked at the Washington bureau of the Chicago Tribune, the Toledo Blade, the Rocky Mountain News and The Oregonian.

Tankersley and a colleague at the Toledo Blade won the 2007 Livingston Award for Young Journalists for their Business as Usual series of stories revealing the roots of Ohio’s economic decline. He was also part of the Coingate team at the Toledo Blade that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.