Chief Washington correspondent of the New York Times Carl Hulse will be the speaker for Illinois State University’s Constitution Day at 2 p.m. Monday, September 18, in the Circus Room of the Bone Student Center.
The talk, sponsored by the American Democracy Project, will focus on the role of free press in a democracy. It is free and open to the public.
Hulse, a 1976 Illinois State alumnus, has been reporting in the nation’s capital for more than three decades. He joined The Times Co. in 1986 as a reporter and later Washington Bureau chief for the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group. In that role, he provided and directed coverage for newspapers owned by The Times around the country. In 2000, he became an editor for the New York Times, directing Washington coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the aftermath of the terrorist strike.
In 2002, he returned to Capitol Hill as the paper’s chief Congressional correspondent, developing a reputation as one of the country’s most respected and knowledgeable journalists covering the House and Senate. In 2011 he again joined the managerial ranks, serving as Washington editor with responsibility for coverage by the Times out of Washington from the White House to Congress to the Pentagon.
Since 2013, Hulse has been the paper’s chief Washington correspondent and the author of On Washington, his widely read, behind-the-scenes look at what is occurring throughout Washington. He oversaw development of First Draft, the daily political email newsletter distributed by the Times to hundreds of thousands of subscribers. He has covered eight presidential election cycles and 17 congressional elections.
For additional information, email the American Democracy Project at Illinois State University.