Barton Hinkle to Speak Nov. 14

November 02, 2011

Barton HinkleOn Monday, November 14, A. Barton Hinkle, editor and columnist at the Richmond Times-Dispatch and contributor to Reason magazine, will speak at Hampden-Sydney College.  His topic addresses, "Can the U.S. Afford the Bill of Rights"?

Hinkle was born in 1968 and attended the University of Virginia. In 1990 he became editor of the editorial page for the Suffolk (Virginia) News-Herald.  In December of that same year he joined the editorial page staff of the Richmond News Leader.  When the News Leader merged with the Richmond Times-Dispatch in 1992, Hinkle became associate editor on the editorial staff. He was promoted to associate editor and senior editorial writer and began writing a weekly signed column on local and state affairs in 2000.  Three years later he began writing another weekly column on national and international affairs.  

He has twice won the Virginia Press Association's top award for editorial writing and twice won its second-place award for column writing.  He also writes occasional pieces for the American Enterprise magazine, published by the American Enterprise Institute in Washington.

As an editorial writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch in 2004, Hinkle received the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing from the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists. "Bart Hinkle possesses a keen intellect and is one of the finest writers I ever have known," wrote Ross Mackenzie, Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial page editor and recipient of the first Pulliam Fellowship in 1978. "His editorials are incisive and persuasive, his column one of this newspaper's top reader preferences."

Hinkle's lecture, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Political Economy, begins at 7:30 PM in Crawley Forum.  This event is free and open to the community.