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Thursday lecture to feature CNN producer, Jambar alum Lamar Salter

Lamar Salter graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from YSU in 2011. During that time, he worked for The Jambar as a reporter, features editor and managing editor.
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Lamar Salter, who worked for The Jambar, Youngstown State University’s student newspaper, as a reporter, features editor and managing editor, is a producer at CNN for the digital productions team.

YOUNGSTOWN — As The Jambar, Youngstown State University’s student newspaper, celebrates its 90th anniversary Thursday, the YSU Alumni Lecture Series will highlight the accomplishments of Jambar alum Lamar Salter.

The discussion, which will be streamed at 7 p.m. on YSU Alumni Engagement’s Facebook page, also will look at The Jambar’s evolution, its role in campus life and its impact on students and the community.

Salter, a Youngstown native, is a producer at CNN for the digital productions team. He previously worked as a senior producer at the nonprofit advocacy organization Global Citizen and the digital business news site Business Insider. He also worked as an associate producer at CBS News, NBC News and WFMJ-TV.

Salter graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from YSU in 2011. During that time, he worked for The Jambar as a reporter, features editor and managing editor. He received his Master of Arts degree in English from YSU in 2013. 

During the discussion, Mary Beth Earnheardt, professor of Communication and Jambar advisor, will give an overview of The Jambar’s importance to the YSU community and its long history. Kelcey Norris, current Jambar editor-in-chief, will talk about what it’s like to work at The Jambar today and will lead the discussion with Salter.