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John Hockenberry

Journalist, author, and speaker

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Keynote Presentations

We’re all in Building 18: Disability and Health Care
With persuasive and emotional stories from the soldiers coming back from Iraq, Mr. Hockenberry shows how we are stuck in an unsustainable bubble of investment money which goes to fund acute care at the expense of long term rehabilitation and chronic therapies.

Living Two Lives: Moving Violations
The challenges of living as a paraplegic in America for more than 30 years, having spent a quarter century in journalism reporting from all over the world,

The Mouse the Peacock and the Lightbulb: Journalism in an age of corporate masters
How NBC covered a war while its defense contractor owner GE made billions off the war effort.

Journalism of the Future: When will we stop screaming and start learning?
New technology and new styles of discourse will change the way we learn about politics and current events.

Design for Everyone
The explosion of design consciousness in America has changed the U.S. consumer. How? And what does it mean for U.S. competition in the global economy?

The Armageddon Industry
Middle East politics and policy from Washington to Jerusalem and Islamabad. Drawing on his many years as a Middle East Correspondent Mr. Hockenberry conveys a new way of understanding what’s real and imagined about the conflicts in the Middle East.

About Speaker John Hockenberry

Four-time Emmy and Peabody Award winner John Hockenberry has broad experience as a journalist and commentator for more than three decades. He has reported from all over the world, in virtually every medium, having anchored programs for network, cable, and radio and reported for magazines, newspapers, and online media.

Currently, Hockenberry is host of The Takeaway, Public Radio International’s live morning news program. He is a former correspondent and anchor for NBC News, ABC News, and National Public Radio.

A skilled presenter and moderator, Hockenberry has appeared at numerous design and idea conferences around the nation including the TED conference, the World Science Festival, the Aspen Design Summit, the Mayo Transform Symposium, and the Aspen Comedy Festival. He has served as a Distinguished Fellow at MIT’s Media Lab.

Hockenberry has written dozens of magazine and newspaper articles, a play, and two books, including the novel A River Out of Eden, and the bestselling memoir Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, I.D., Wired, The Columbia Journalism Review, Metropolis, and The Washington Post.

He and his wife Alison, also an Emmy and Peabody winner, have five children and live in Brooklyn, NY.

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