Poynter Fellowship in Journalism

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, programming for the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism will adhere to all university guidelines and policies. On November 6th, Provost Strobel announced new university health and safety guidance. In his note, he outlined the continued sensitivities around travel, gatherings, and inviting visitors to campus. While we encourage the Yale community to continue to participate in the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, all hosts will be required to plan virtual events so that we can minimize exposure, ensure events are accessible, and keep our community safe and healthy. 

Funding for virtual events will remain consistent with that of in-person visits, and can be used to  cover expenses such as honoraria, promotional materials, audiovisual support, and any other expenses related to hosting the virtual event. Please note, the sponsoring faculty member is responsible for the coordination and execution of logistics pertaining to this visit, including all technical details needed to support virtual events.

As state and university policies change, we will appropriately reevaluate our programming guidelines and update the site and hosts accordingly.  

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Upcoming Events

All events are free and open to the public.

Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History and a Special Advisor to President Hanlon for faculty diversity
February 8, 2021 - 7:30pm

Pre-registration is required for this event. You will recieve an email confirmation with the virtual event details after registering.  

Co-sponsored by Yale Education Studies, the Ludwig Center at Yale Law School and RITM at Yale. 


Dr. Matt Delmont, Dartmouth University 

Aneth Naranjo & Obrian Rosario, Integrate NYC

Alexander Rodriguez & Ayana Smith, Teens Take Charge

Student activism has been central to efforts to desegregate New York City Public Schools. In 1964, 464,000 New York City public school students held the largest march of the entire Civil Rights movement to protest New York City school segregation. However, the event got minimal representation in the national news media, and a much smaller demonstration by white mothers opposing busing garnered more press coverage. Today as New York City students once again tackle New York City’s status as the most segregated school district in the nation, how does media representation and strategy impact their work? How do students transform the information landscape through unprecedented forms of social media and sharing?

Join a conversation with historian Matthew Delmont, author of Why Busing Failed and students from Integrate NYC and Teens Take Charge as they discuss the past, present and future of school integration work in New York City.