Managing Editor of New York Times To Give 40th Annual Lehman Lecture April 1

Jill AbramsonThe entire campus community is invited to attend the College’s 40th annual Lehman Lecture on Wednesday, April 1, at 11 a.m. in the Lovinger Theatre. New York Times managing editor Jill Abramson, an award-winning journalist and author, will deliver the address. She will talk about “The Importance of Quality Journalism.” This event is free and open to the public.

Abramson joined The New York Times in 1997 and became its Washington editor in 1999, where she directed the work of the bureau’s 60-member staff. She was appointed managing editor in 2003. Prior to joining the Times, she worked for The Wall Street Journal as a bureau chief and investigative reporter covering money and politics, and for the Washington, D.C. weekly, Legal Times, where she was editor-in-chief.

Abramson is the co-author of Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas (Houghton Mifflin, 1994), a non-fiction finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, and Where They are Now (Doubleday, 1986). She won the National Press Club award for national correspondence in 1992 for political coverage of money and politics.

A New York City native, Abramson graduated from Harvard College and currently teaches an undergraduate journalism seminar at Yale University. She was also a Ferris Professor at Princeton University from 2000-2001, where she taught a seminar on politics and journalism.

Previous Lehman Lecturers have included an array of notable figures from a wide range of fields, including John V. Lindsey, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Joseph Papp, Albert Shanker, Barbara Ward, Raul Yzaguirre, and Michael Beschloss.

For more information, contact Barbara Smith in the Lehman Office of Institutional Advancement at 718-960-8975.

Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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