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Journalist Al Benn to give 2012 Davis lecture at Auburn University Feb. 22

AUBURN – Veteran journalist Al Benn will bring the experience and anecdotes of nearly a half-century in journalism when he visits Auburn University as the 2012 speaker for the Neil and Henrietta Davis Lecture Series. Benn will speak Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. in the Dixon Auditorium of the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center.

Since his retirement from the Montgomery Advertiser in 2003, Benn has remained an active journalist through his popular “Al Benn’s Alabama” feature, as well as other projects.

His 32 years with the Advertiser resulted in thousands of stories and photographs – not only about breaking news events, but also relating the stories of hundreds of everyday Alabamians.

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