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.

FiveThirtyEight Blogger
October 27, 2016 - 2:45pm
“How can you vote for that candidate?: Understanding America’s voters”
ISPS Library See map
77 Prospect, 2nd floor
Journalist and Filmmaker
October 28, 2016 - 12:00pm
"An Iranian Odyssey: Maziar Bahari and the Iranian Regime"
Yale Iran Colloquium, ISPS A001 See map
77 Prospect Street
Inaugural Poynter Symposium
November 9, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Location TBD See map
Critic, Journalist, Independent Curator
November 10, 2016 - 4:00pm
“A Conversation with Lilly Wei”
Pierson College, Leitner House See map
261 Park Street
November 10, 2016 - 4:00pm
“Caitlin Shetterly discusses investigating and writing her new book Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future.”
Saybrook College See map
90 High St.
November 15, 2016 - 5:30pm
"Posting ≠ Permission: Methodology, Power, Journalistic Accountability & Social Media"
WLH 309 See map
100 Wall St.

In this panel discussion Poynter Fellows Gabrielle Bellot and Eunsong Kim will discuss emerging ethical considerations and journalistic protocols that are required to respond to shifting media practices. Questions for discussion include: What is ‘public’ and ‘private,’ on social media? Who counts as a ‘source’?  What responsibility do journalists bear in protecting social media sources? What happens when a journalist publishes social media content out of context? What harm can come when a social media user’s postings ‘trend’? What ways has the field and profession of journalism shifted with an ever- expanding field of popular, accessible, user-generated ‘reporting’?   

*Co-sponsors: Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and the Digital Humanities Lab @ Yale.

Pulitzer Prize-winner and Editor-at-Large, Boston Globe
November 16, 2016 - 4:00pm
Discussion followed by a screening of the movie Spotlight
Davenport College See map
248 York St.