LEWISTON — Brian McGrory, longtime writer for the Boston Globe and the newspaper’s editor since 2012, will speak about the state of American journalism at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall at Bates College, 75 Russell St.

A 27-year veteran of the Globe, McGrory served as a metro columnist, national reporter, White House correspondent and metro editor before being named editor in 2012. He covered the 1993 Boston mayoral campaign, President Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign and Clinton’s second term as president.

McGrory has also published four novels and a memoir. In 2011, he won both the Scripps-Howard Award for commentary and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for general column writing.

Born and raised in Boston, McGrory graduated from Bates in 1984 and comes to Bates as a Distinguished Alumnus in Residence at the invitation of the College Key.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and those who plan on attending should RSVP to [email protected] or by calling 207-755-5976. A reception will follow.

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