- Kirsch Lecture
- May 1, 2013 3:00 pm
- May 1, 2013 5:00 pm
- Mitten Hall, Owl Cove
Philadelphia, PA, 19122, United States
Jigsha Desai, JOUR ’02, digital director of the Naples (Fla.) Daily News, will be the featured speaker at the 2013 Kirsch Lecture May 1 at 3 p.m. in the Mitten Hall Owl Cove.
Desai was previously the digital director at the Knoxville News Sentinel, where she started in October 2002 — joining the organization as an online producer. She was previously the online editor where she worked with the online producers and other members in the newsroom to keep knoxnews.com updated with breaking news, witty blogs and compelling news videos and multimedia. She became visuals editor in February 2010, and works in print and online covering video and photo.
Desai, who is of Indian descent, grew up in Zambia, Africa, and moved to the United States in 1998. She became a U.S. citizen in June 2005 and now refers to herself as a Zambian-Indian-American. Others refer to her as “the web goddess.”
Editor and Publisher named her one its 25 under 35 in 2011.
The annual lecture is named after Dorothy Italie Kirsch, JOUR ’36. She and her husband created the lecture series in 1993 because, “hearing the insight and perspectives of leading communication specialists offers a unique chance for students to see the breadth of opportunity that awaits them.”