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March 6, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY: Details for media coverage of Karl Rove event March 9 at UI

The University of Iowa Lecture Committee will present a discussion by Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. Rove was originally scheduled to speak Feb. 17, but the event was postponed to March 9 due to bad weather. Also participating in the lecture will be Frank Durham, professor of journalism in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, who will interview Rove.

For media covering the event, here are some advisories:

--Media interested in covering Rove's speech should contact George McCrory in the University News Service Office at 319-384-0012 or by noon Friday, March 7.

--There will be no media availability with Rove in connection with his appearance at the university.

--In accordance with the contract with the Rove and his speakers' agency, television and radio journalists and news videographers and photographers may shoot and tape the event for the first five minutes of Rove's remarks and time preceding the speech. They can then move to a designated media area in the northeast corner of the room, take a seat with the audience, or leave the room. Reporters may take notes, but no recording devices may be used.

--Photographers and videographers are asked to check in for a brief meeting at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, in the North Room. University staff will have a floor plan and explain where and when they can shoot during first five minutes.

--Laptops will be allowed and the IMU will supply temporary wireless accounts to media.

--A multbox will be available in the media area in the northeast corner of the Main Lounge.

--There is no reserved parking for media in general; however, satellite trucks can park in the front of the IMU on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rove's appearance is sponsored by the University Lecture Committee, with support from the F. Wendell Miller Fund. For more information on the speech presented by the UI Lecture Committee, see

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

CONTACT: George McCrory, 319-384-0012,