Poynter Fellowship in Journalism

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale brings distinguished journalists and members of the media to campus to interact with students, faculty, and the public. The Fellowship aims to provide a cultivated look at topics of interest from all possible perspectives through lectures, panels, seminar discussions, and informal meetings.

Programming for the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism must adhere to the COVID-19-related university guidelines and policies outlined on the COVID-19 site. Depending on the host and fellow’s preferences, Poynter events may be in-person, virtual, or hybrid.

Hosts must carefully review and comply with Yale’s Visitors Policy and Events, Gatherings & Meetings Policy for in-person or hybrid events. All visitors are strongly encouraged to be up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations as recommended by the CDC and test for COVID-19 before participating in a university event. Visitors must refrain from coming to campus if they test positive for COVID-19 or experience symptoms suggestive of COVID-19. 

These policies may evolve throughout the year, so we encourage you to check these pages frequently and consult your department’s Health and Safety Leader with any specific policy questions.

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Upcoming Events

All events are free and open to the public.

Photographer, Professor, Alumnae
April 19, 2024 - 5:30pm
Distinguished Artist Colloquium
Loria Center, Room 250 See map
190 York St.

Internationally renowned artists An-My Lê, Olu Oguibe and Marie Watt will be in dialogue, followed by a question and answer. A colloquium moderated by Meleko Mokgosi, Director of Graduate Studies. Sponsored by the Belonging at Yale Grant & the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale. 

April 21, 2024 - 4:00pm
Secular Buddhism and the Timeless: A Conversation with Stephen Batchelor and Bhikkhu Santi
HQ L02 See map
320 York St.

Join us for a public installment of an ongoing, unlikely conversation between the instigator of Secular Buddhism and a free-range but fully-ordained Theravada monk. Stephen and Ven. Santi will discuss Buddha, Socrates and Us: Notes for an Ethics of Uncertainty (Stephen’s forthcoming book, from Yale
University Press); meanings of monasticism from and for science-informed, politics-alert viewpoints; writing and the creative life; and the import of ancient wisdom for our contemporary moment. Finally, we will invite your questions and reflections to broaden the conversation.

Co-sponsored by Yale Buddhist Life, The Good Life Center, and the Franke Program on Science and the Humanities

Emanuele Berry: Executive Editor of This American Life; Alicia M. DeSantis: Deputy Editor at The New York Times; David Kofahl: Director of Interactives at The New Yorker
April 24, 2024 - 4:30pm
The State of Audio/Visual Journalism: A Talk with The New York Times, The New Yorker, and This American Life
Timothy Dwight College Head's House See map
345 Temple St.

Co-sponsored by the Yale Journalism Initiative and Timothy Dwight

Head of Center for Climate and Foreign Policy, German Council; Foreign Relations; Political Commentator on Climate Policy; Book Author
April 25, 2024 - 11:30am
The Right to Remain and the Freedom to Go – Human Migration in a Changing Climate
Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 317 See map
63 High St.
Jeff VanderMeer: Novelist and Writer; Banu Subramaniam: Luella LaMer Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College; Tory Stephens: Climate Fiction Creative Manager and Brand Community Partnerships Manager at Grist Magazine
April 25, 2024 - 4:30pm
Writing at the Limits of Narrative: A Panel on Climate Change
Humanities Quadrangle, L02, with reception in HQ131 to follow See map
320 York St.

Co-sponsored by the Whitney Humanities Center, 320 York Fund, Yale Seminar in Religious Studies (YSRS), Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Dean’s Fund, Yale School of the Environment (YSE),  Yale English Department, Yale Program in the History of Science and Medicine (HSHM), Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS), and the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities.

Podcaster and Reporter, Washington Post
April 26, 2024 - 12:00pm
A Conversation with Martine Powers
Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 104 See map
63 High St.