Poynter Fellowship in Journalism

The Poynter Fellowship plays a unique role in the educational life of Yale University. Nelson Poynter (Yale, M.A. 1927) established the program to enable Yale to bring to its campus distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the media. Follow us on Facebook!

Upcoming Events

All events are free and open to the public.

Online News Editor, Science
September 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
"Stop Talking Like a Scientist: Communicating Research to the General Public"
WLH 201, Sudler Hall See map
100 Wall St.

Science deputy news editor and award-winning journalist David Grimm shares his insights on turning scientific concepts into user-friendly language, how scientific papers become news stories, and how he made the transition from scientist to science journalist.

Academy Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker and Director
September 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
“Part 1 of OJ: Made in America”
LC101 See map
63 High St.
September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
Part 2 of OJ: Made in America
LC101 See map
63 High St.
September 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Part 3 of OJ: Made in America --followed by a Q & A with director Ezra Edelman.
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium See map
53 Wall St.
Pulitzer-Prize Winning Writer
October 23, 2017 - 4:30pm
“The Battle for China's Soul”
Luce Hall Auditorium See map
34 Hillhouse Ave.

Following a century of violent anti-religious campaigns, China is now filled with new temples, churches and mosques–as well as cults, sects and politicians trying to harness religion for their own ends. Driving this explosion of faith is uncertainty–over what it means to be Chinese, and how to live an ethical life in a country that discarded traditional morality a century ago and is still searching for new guideposts.

Ian Johnson will talk about his six-year project to chronicle the return of religion, with a special emphasis on this autumn’s reappointment of Xi Jinping to a new five-year term and how his administration has sought to shape religion. 

This event is being co-sponsored by The Council on East Asian Studies at the MacMillan Center

Contributor, The New Yorker
November 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
"Has American Journalism Lost its Civic Mission?"
Grace Hopper House See map
189 Elm St.
November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
"Reporting on Israel-Palestine"
Linsly-Chittenden Hall See map
63 High St.

Co-sponsored by YIRA