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.

Science Editor, Axios
February 22, 2018 - 4:00pm
Science Myths and the Media
Benjamin Franklin Head of College House See map
90 Prospect St.
White House Correspondent, Founder of The Pavlovic Today
February 22, 2018 - 4:00pm
The State of Free Press in Trump's America
Pierson College, Leitner House See map
231 Park Street
Staff Writer, New Yorker
February 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:45pm
Reporting the Truth in an Era of Fake News
Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208 See map
53 Wall St.
March 2, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Panel Discussion
LC 101 See map
63 High St.

Moderated by David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English, Yale University


Sigal E. Ben-Porath, Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Free Speech on Campus

Barbara J. Fields, Professor of History, Columbia University

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law School and co-author of Free Speech on Campus 

Howard Gillman, Professor of Politics and Law and Chancellor of the University of California, Irvine

Allison Stanger, Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics and founding director of the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs at Middlebury College

TEDxYale: "Trust, Lies, and Bernie Madoff: Lessons from a Con Man"
March 3, 2018 - 9:00am
Mary S. Harkness Auditorium, Sterling Hall of Medicine See map
333 Cedar St.

A conversation with Diana B. Henriques
Author; Former Senior Writer, The New York Times

Domestic Correspondent, Washington bureau, NY Times
March 5, 2018 - 12:10pm to 1:30pm
“Four Decades Reporting on Health Care for the NY Times”
Sterling Law Building, Room 120 See map
127 Wall St.

A conversation with Robert Pear, Domestic Correspondent, Washington bureau, NY Times and Ed Grossman ’75 LAW, Former Deputy and Senior Legislative Counsel,U.S. House of Representatives.

A complimentary lunch will be served at the event.

Moderated by Abbe Gluck ’96 B.A., ’00 LAW, Faculty Director, Solomon Center or Health Law and Policy and Professor of Law. 

Co-sponsored by the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy.

Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania
March 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Russian Trolls, The Election, What We Know and Can’t Know
Whitney Humanities Center, room 208 See map
53 Wall St.
Journalist, Author, Documentary Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Radio Presenter
March 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
“How to Find Your Voice as a Journalist”
Yale Law School, room 121 See map
127 Wall St.
Professor of Journalism, NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
March 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Fake news, bogus science, and bad math: A journalist's advice for cutting through BS
Yale Law School, room 128 See map
127 Wall St.
Host, Reliable Sources & Senior Media Correspondent
March 28, 2018 - 2:00pm
“Reliable Sources in an era of misinformation”
Loria Center, room 250 See map
190 York St.
Author and Activist
March 29, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
"Diet Culture, Fatphobia & the New Sexism."
Silliman Head of College House See map
71 Wall St.
Executive VP, Talent and Content Development, CNN Worldwide
April 5, 2018 - 11:45am
School of Management, Evans Hall See map
165 Whitney Ave.
Independent Journalist; Lecturer, Department of Art, Skidmore College
April 5, 2018 - 5:00pm
Only Connect: On the Purpose, Pitfalls and Public Good of Storytelling Across Identities
Cohen Auditorium See map
230 Frontage Rd.
Author and Political Speech Writer
April 5, 2018 - 6:00pm
Branford Common Room See map
74 High St.
April 6, 2018 - 10:15am to 11:30am
“The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath”
Connecticut Mental Health Center Auditorium See map
34 Park Street

Moderated by Jeanne Steiner, DO
Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Director, Connecticut Mental Health Center; Director, Yale Fellowship in Public Psychiatry; Co-Director, Yale Division of Public Psychiatry