exposed candidate Gary Hart’s scandalous affair; investigated extremist cult’s political tactics

Camden Conference hosts reporter, White House correspondent in Rockland

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ROCKLAND — The Camden Conference presents Tom Fiedler at the Rockland Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Fiedler will discuss how, after nearly four decades as a political reporter and editor, he concluded that journalism was no longer sufficient to confront the crisis that he believes is facing the nation.

This event is free and open to all.

Thomas E. (Tom) Fiedler served as dean of Boston University’s College of Communication from 2008 to 2019, after a 36-year career as an award-winning investigative reporter, political columnist, White House correspondent, war correspondent, editorial-page editor and, ultimately, as the executive editor of The Miami Herald.

Fiedler’s reporting on the 1988 presidential election, and particularly his stories exposing candidate Gary Hart’s scandalous affair with a young Miami model, won him the Society of Professional Journalists’ top award. In 1991, his investigative report into an extremist cult’s political tactics was part of a Miami Herald series that won a Pulitzer Prize.

Under his leadership as executive editor between 2001 and 2007, the newspaper won two additional Pulitzer Prizes and was a finalist for a third. He also led the newsroom’s transition to multi-media operations, producing journalism not only for the newspaper, but also for television, public radio and the Web.

This event is presented in anticipation of the 33rd Annual Camden Conference — The Media Revolution: Changing the World, February 21-23, 2020, live at the Camden Opera House and livestreamed to the Hutchinson Center in Belfast; Strand Theatre in Rockland; and Hannaford Hall in Portland.

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues.

For more information, visit or call 207-236-1034.

Event Date: 

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 6:30pm

Event Location: 

Rockland Public Library


80 Union Street
Rockland  Maine  
United States