Past Events

Domestic Correspondent, New York Times
November 29, 2016
“The Future of U.S. Health Policy.”
Pulitzer Prize-winner and Editor-at-Large, Boston Globe
November 16, 2016
Discussion followed by a screening of the movie Spotlight
November 15, 2016
"Posting ≠ Permission: Methodology, Power, Journalistic Accountability & Social Media"

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.

CEO of Business Insider
November 12, 2016
"A Conversation with Henry Blodget"
Founding Editor-in-Chief of
November 11, 2016
Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age: Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
Critic, Journalist, Independent Curator
November 10, 2016
“A Conversation with Lilly Wei”
November 10, 2016
“Caitlin Shetterly discusses investigating and writing her new book Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future.”
Filmmaker and Author
November 9, 2016
Screening of Aim High in the Creation! (2013)
Inaugural Poynter Symposium
November 9, 2016

The symposium brings together influential professionals from the news media, social media, and academia to explore how the blurring of facts and opinion and the rise of hate speech in the cybersphere have affected the American political process. Greta Van Susteren will be the MC, featuring discussions with Scott Carpenter, Jigsaw; Kurt Eichenwald, Newsweek; Eliana Johnson, National Review; Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal; Glenn Thrush, Politico; Tanzina Vega, CNN; Graeme Wood, The Atlantic; Dean Robert Post, Yale Law School; and student leaders from all sides of the political spectrum on their role as consumers of media and engaged citizens. 

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Director of Policy and Academics, Bard Prison Initiative
November 3, 2016
“College in Prison: Daniel Karpowitz on Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration”