Past Events

Staff Writer, Defector
April 6, 2023
Nature, Queerness, and The Radical Life of Sea Creatures: A Reading and Discussion

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Critic, novelist, and educator
April 5, 2023
Reading in an Age of Crisis: A roundtable discussion with Garth Greenwell, Kathryn Lofton, and Emily Bernard

Garth Greenwell, Kathryn Lofton, and Emily Bernard will discuss art, morality, and the ethics of readership— and their own quirks and habits as readers.

Moderated by Meghan O’Rourke.

Cultural critic, Freelance Journalist, Author and Novelist
April 5, 2023
A Culture Critic Amidst the Culture Wars
April 2, 2023
A Celebration of The New Journal

To celebrate the New Journal’s newest honor–named America’s “Best Student Magazine” this past June by the Society of Professional Journalists–all are invited to a series of panels discussing strategies for creating the best journalism, in any publication and anywhere: the campus, the nation, and the world.  New Journal grads speaking at these panels will be here (in person) from Atlantic, Bloomberg, CBS, Economist, Foreign Affairs, Harper’s, Mississippi Today, New York Times, New Yorker, NPR, Paris Review, Pro Publica, Report for America, Science, Washington Post, and more. Details at New Journal website.

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Reporter, ProPublica
March 31, 2023
Journalism 10 Years Out from Yale
Journalist and political commentator, The New York Times
March 28, 2023
Writing on Poverty

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Co-sponsored by Yale Global Justice Program

Host and Founder of The Digital Sisterhood
March 7, 2023
What Holds Us Close: A Conversation with The Digital Sisterhood

“The Digital Sisterhood is a platform that aims to unite women of color and counter the pre-existing narrative on what it means to be a Muslim woman.” Join us for a conversation with Sister’s Cadar, Safia, and Khadra as we discuss the success of their groundbreaking podcast, their motivations within the world of modern-day story-telling, and their experiences as Muslim women of color in the world of journalism and media.

Freelancing Educator and Former New York Times Editor
March 6, 2023
How to get from idea generation to publication

Join the Yale Journalism Initiative and Davenport College to hear former NYTimes editor and freelancing educator Tim Herrera talk about how to land articles in national publications. He will answer questions, so come curious!

Co-sponsored by Davenport College and the Yale Journalism Initiative 

international climate reporter and anchor of the Climate Forward Newsletter for The New York Times
March 1, 2023
Inequity at the Boiling Point
March 1, 2023
Taking Pictures