Students majoring in journalism and mass communications at Washington and Lee University have many opportunities to interact with distinguished professionals who come to campus each term as speakers and guest lecturers. Recent visitors have included Dean Baquet, editor of The New York Times; Beth Macy, former Roanoke Times reporter and author of Factory Man; Jackie Northam, national security correspondent with National Public Radio; and Manny Garcia, executive editor of El Nuevo Herald.

Among the financial sources supporting these visitors are: