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. more >

Upcoming Events

All events are free and open to the public.

Personal Health Columnist – The New York Times
March 23, 2017 - 7:30am
Does the Press Have a Caring Heart?
Park Street Auditorium, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital See map
55 Park St.
Founder and Chairman of the Marshall Project
March 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
Health and Media in the Era of Mass Incarceration
Jane Ellen Hope Building, H103 See map
315 Cedar St.
March 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Role of Media in the Era of Mass Incarceration
Yale Law School, room 122
127 Wall St.

Co-sponsored by the Transitions Clinic at the Yale School of Medicine, the Yale Law School Liman Public Interest Program and the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project

National Press Secretary for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign
March 28, 2017 - 4:30pm
The Politic Presents: Brian Fallon, Clinton Press Secretary
WLH 119 See map
100 Wall St.
March 29, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:15pm
“Joanna Ebenstein shares From Morbid Anatomies to Anatomical Venuses: Death and Beauty Comingled”
Green Hall, Rm B03 See map
1156 Chapel St.

“Evan Michelson on The Saddest Object in the World”

Green Hall, Rm B03
1156 Chapel St.

New York Times Essayist and NPR Contributor
March 30, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Blackout: Remembering The Things I Drank To Forget
Silliman College Tea See map
71 Wall St.

Co-sponsored by  Psi Chi

April 2, 2017 - 6:30pm
Pre-Panel Screening
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium See map
53 Wall St.

6:30pm: Taxi Tehran (Jafar Panahi, Iran 2015, 82min )

8pm: For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (Gerald Peary, 2007, 80min) Q&A with Gerald Peary to follow

April 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
Panel discussion: "Film Criticism and the Transition from Print to Digital"

Moderated by Yale Professor Charles Musser; meet the critics at the reception that follows.

Co-sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program, the Film Study Center, and the Whitney Humanities Center

Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium See map
53 Wall St.
Energy and Environment Correspondent, The New York Times Washington Bureau
April 6, 2017 - 4:30pm
"Energy and Environmental Policy in the Trump Administration.”
Swensen House, Berkeley College See map
125 High St.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker
April 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
Environmental Film Festival at Yale: Screening of "Denial”
Kroon Hall See map
195 Prospect St.

Every day our changing climate pushes us closer to an environmental catastrophe, but for most the problem is easy to ignore. David Hallquist, a Vermont utility executive, has made it his mission to take on one of the largest contributors of this global crisis-our electric grid. But, when his son Derek tries to tell his father’s story, the film is soon derailed by a staggering family secret, one that forces Derek and David to turn their attention toward a much more personal struggle, one that can no longer be ignored.

Please visit effy.yale.edu for the full schedule of events for the Environmental Film Festival at Yale.
Columnist, The Guardian; Contributor, This American Life
April 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
“The John Hersey Lecture and the Poynter Fellowship Present a Conversation with Lindy West”

Location TBD

Founder, Zone9
April 15, 2017 - 10:45am
“Social Justice in Africa”
LC 101 See map
63 High St.

Please visit www.yaapd.org for more information.

April 21, 2017 - 9:15am to 12:30pm
SHM, Harkness Auditorium See map
333 Cedar St.

Featuring Radiolab’s Molly Webster, This Week in Virology’s Kathy Spindler, Nautilus’ Michael Segal, and FiveThirtyEight’s Maggie Koerth-Baker

Lunch will be provided.

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