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Curriculum Evolves to Reflect Changing Media World


oon after orientation on Aug. 12, M.S. students found themselves immersed in intensive audiovisual skills classes, all while meeting regularly with their Reporting and Writing (RW1) sections. Since every RW1 will have a Web site, students will incorporate multimedia elements to illustrate their writing assignments. "The purpose of these changes is to get people more involved in understanding the connection between digital journalism and the journalistic basics," said Bill Grueskin, dean of academic affairs. It is but one of several curriculum changes under way at the Journalism School. "Journalism, Law and Society" and

"Critical Issues" will be replaced by a series of four courses in law, ethics, history and the business of media. The history of journalism course, to be taught by Professors Andie Tucher and Michael Schudson, and Dean Nicholas Lemann, will help students understand the changing role of journalists over the years, and the continuing impact of changing technologies on the profession. The ethics course will be taught by Professors David Klatell and Alisa Solomon. Following the retirement of Anthony Lewis, the law class will be taught by attorneys with backgrounds as general counsel to large media corporations: Stuart Karle from continued on page 5

Third Semester Pays Off for Video Master's Projects


n September, PBS' "NOW" featured an investigative story on surrogacy in the U.S. created by a team of recent broadcast students. Habiba Nosheen '09 and Hilke Schellmann '09 worked on the documentary, one of the first crop of highquality, half-hour video master's projects completed under a new "third semester" requirement, which students studying video documentary must complete to graduate. Advised by Professors June Cross and Sheila Coronel, the team was able to complete their work aided by two prestigious grants continued on page 23

Stay Connected to The J-School


Students lined up to purchase lunch at the new Stabile Student Center Café, which opened with a full menu of offerings on Sept. 9. The Café is expected to become a popular culinary destination for Columbians.

he Journalism School's YouTube Channel (http://www. is home to a collection of documentaries about the school and coverage of events and lectures from the 2008-09 academic year. Visitors can watch Bill Grueskin's first address to students as the dean of academic affairs, along with guest appearances by the New York Times' Gail Collins and David Isay of StoryCorps, which airs on NPR. Highlights of the channel also include short documentaries on the J-School and the KnightBagehot Fellowship. Film coverage of events at the school will be added to the channel throughout the year.

Dean's Letter

In the 2009-10 academic year, the Journalism School has 107 students who are not from the United States -- a record-setting total. This isn't a one-year phenomenon. It represents a sustained trend toward internationalization at the school. We are a small institution, but we have a truly global reputation. Our students come from all over the world, and, after they graduate they work as journalists all over the world.

Nobody gets more of the credit for the internationalization of the school than Josh Friedman '68 (pictured below), who for the past six years has served as director of our international student program. As a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for Newsday and as one of the founders of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Josh came into this role with a superb set of connections all over the world -- and not just in the great capitals and salons of Western Europe, but, especially, in the developing world. Josh loves all our international students, but he seems to love especially students from places like Bhutan and Kurdistan and Uganda. Josh has just left his role as chief recruiter and mentor of our international students and now will be devoting his time here to directing the Maria Moors Cabot Prize program, which honors distinguished coverage of the Americas. The Cabot Prizes date back to 1938, but in recent years, thanks again in large part to Josh's influence, they have been more likely than in the past to honor the work of independent and investigative journalists -- crusaders who often live with a level of personal risk that is unknown in American journalism. Through the Cabot Prizes, the school has become a strong force for good in Latin American journalism. As our student body becomes more international, so too does our faculty and our curriculum. Recent additions to the faculty who have substantial reporting experience outside the United States include Sheila Coronel, Ann Cooper, Howard French, Mirta Ojito, and Alexander Stille, all of whom teach courses with an international perspective. And David Klatell, in his new role as director of International Studies, is spending much of his time abroad, setting up alliances between our school and other journalism education institutions all over the world. It seems possible that in another generation, "international" won't even exist as a separate category here, because, if we are able to keep moving ahead, internationalism will pervade everything we do. Nicholas Lemann

Class of '09 Finds Opportunities Amidst Troubled Economy

By Ernie Sotomayor, Assistant Dean, Career Services he Class of 2009 did better than most expected, given the long string of bad news in the past year about layoffs at many newspapers, broadcasters, magazines and even some Web sites. At Commencement, 64 percent of the graduating students were either employed or were continuing in an academic program, compared to 62 percent for the Class of 2008. Most of those who had jobs had internships at, among others, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, ABC News, Huffington Post, Associated Press, Agence France Presse, Politico, Portfolio Media, and Dow Jones. Some grads landed fulltime permanent jobs by graduation, such as Bloomberg News in Mexico City, while others converted their internships into full-time 2


gigs, like one at Some students took internships at graduation time but by summer had moved on to full-time work at places like American Lawyer and Reuters. While nearly all of the internships were paid positions, a few were unpaid yet proved beneficial: one student credited the experience at a magazine with providing her the exposure, additional skills and preparation to land a great position with one of the world's largest online media sites -- AOL. This year, the lines between various media continued to blur. Some students were hired by newspapers to do video; some hired at TV broadcast shops were placed in the online staffs to report for the digital media staffs. Contributing to the employment scene were efforts to launch new paid internships

exclusive to Columbia students, including at Energy & Environment and at CNN. These fellowships were a culmination of discussions that began a year ago with the assistance of the Journalism School's Alumni and Development Office, and which were shepherded through Career Services by Julie Hartenstein, associate director and specialist in broadcast and online media. The CNN Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Fellowship, the first fellowship of its kind at CNN's New York Bureau, is a marvelous collaboration between the school and CNN, which CNN has committed to funding for five years. One of the important elements of this program is that CNN seeks to bring in a student who demonstrates financial need. Students continued on page 7


The Columbia Alumni Center celebrated its official launch this fall on West 113th Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive. A place for alumni to connect not only with each other but also with students, faculty and administrators, the Center hosts events and offers hospitality including computers and audio-visual equipment, conference room, lounge, courtesy office and library. "Alumni are an integral part of the Columbia community, and it's wonderful that they have a home on campus," said Donna MacPhee '89CC, CAA president and the University's vice president for alumni relations. For more information on the Alumni Center, visit or call 875-854-ALUM.

Record Number of Applications for Class Of 2010


Recent Graduates Share Job Hunting Success Stories

Nikolaj Gammeltoft '09

In January it seemed like an impossible task to find a job in the toughest city in the world during the worst recession since the 1930s. But New York can also be a very generous place. I perfected my résumé and interviewed with Bloomberg News at the J-School career fair in March: "We like your background, apply for an internship, that's how you get hired." I got in as a summer intern and felt like I was on a 10-week-long tryout. Midway, I put my name forward for a full-time position, which I was offered after a round of testing and interviews. I have a business background and language skills that go well with Bloomberg's focus on markets and the news organization's global presence. Equally important, I was humble, eager to learn and as aggressive as I could be in my reporting. everything from my master's thesis to landing my present job as the culture writer for Mint, the Wall Street Journal's Indian avatar. I'd dropped a line to Naresh Fernandes, a Columbia alumnus who is the editor-in-chief of TimeOut in India. As a columnist with Mint, he knew of an opening and forwarded my résumé. Next thing I knew, I had an e-mail asking me if I'd like to work for Mint. All I can say is, send out those e-mails.

he Journalism School welcomed 340 students to campus in August, including 47 M.A., 281 full-time and part-time M.S., four Ph.D. candidates and eight Knight-Bagehot Fellows. A record number of candidates applied for the Master of Science and Master of Arts programs, a 40 percent increase over the previous year. This was also the most selective admissions season, with only a third of the total applicants offered admission for the Master of Science and only 25 percent of applicants selected for the Master of Arts. Sixty-three percent of continued on page 21


Neil Irwin of the Washington Post and Sam Stein of the Huffington Post, both 2007 graduates, were named two of the 50 most influential journalists in Washington by Washingtonian magazine. Irwin was described as "the Post's go-to writer over the last year for financial stories and just returned from earning an MBA"; about Sam Stein it said "no less a figure than President Obama welcomed Stein into the club of White House reporters when he called on him during his first press conference." Thomas Edsall, the Huffington Post's political editor and Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism, was also named to the list as "ushering in a new era of Web journalism at one of the new media's flagship sites."

Miriam Gottfried '09

I was recently hired as a reporter for, writing about (legal) insider trading and stocks. A graduate of the M.A. business concentration from the previous year who also works there told me about the open position and was able to give me a lot of detail about what it would entail. Due to the state of the job market, I was probably one of many people who applied. But the fact that I had taken accounting and corporate finance at Columbia and had written for a number of business publications gave me a leg up. I spent the summer writing about personal finance and the stock market for SmartMoney and, which undoubtedly helped as well.

Anindita Ghose '09

I did groan every time I heard the word "networking" at the J-School. But I realize now that the simple act of reaching out to alumni helped me in


Faculty and Staff News

Trevor Brown

Trevor Brown, former dean of the Indiana University journalism school, joins the Columbia Journalism School for the 2009-10 academic year as a visiting administrator, filling the open position of assistant dean for curriculum development. Brown will advise on several projects, including working with faculty and adjuncts to share more of their pedagogical experience and expertise; helping the school launch the "assessment of learning outcomes" program for accreditation; and working on the curriculum enrichment aspect of the Carnegie-Knight Journalism Initiative. editor of the Times's editorial page. Her latest book, "When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present," was published in Oct. 2009. Before joining the Times, Collins was a columnist at New York Newsday and the New York Daily News, and a reporter for United Press International. Book Scare and How it Changed America" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).

Marguerite Holloway '88

Marguerite Holloway, assistant professor and co-director of the dual-degree Earth and Environmental Sciences Journalism program, was honored with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching during Columbia University's commencement ceremonies in May. Holloway has been teaching at the Journalism School since 1997 and won the Distinguished Teacher of the Year award in 2001. She is a contributing editor at Scientific American, where she has covered many topics, particularly environmental issues, public health, neuroscience, women in science and, most recently, physics.

David Hajdu

Associate Professor David Hajdu was recently granted tenure at the Journalism School. Hajdu writes a monthly column for The New Republic on music and popular culture. He is a contributor to The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and Vanity Fair. Hajdu was the general editor of Entertainment Weekly from 1990 to 1999 and the editor-in-chief at Video Review from 1980 to 1985. His most recent book is "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-

Gail Collins

Gail Collins has joined the Journalism School as adjunct faculty teaching Opinion Writing. Collins joined the New York Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board and later as an Op-Ed columnist. In 2001, she became the first woman ever appointed

Richard R. John

Professor Richard R. John joins the faculty of the Ph.D. program at the Journalism School

Digital Media Boot Camp: Introducing New Skills to Seasoned Veterans


he recent Digital Boot Camp held by the Journalism School's Department of Continuing Education received high praise as a vital resource in enabling professional journalists to stay current in today's ever more competitive space. "Incredible content!" said Paul Sherman, editor of Potomac Tech Wire. "It was more than I expected. This class has given me the confidence of Web video I was hoping for. Starting from the beginning, I loved the fact that everything was explained, with no prior experience expected." Both novices and those with some familiarity found the quality and content of the five-day boot camp to be invaluable. The hands-on workshop enabled both alumni and veteran journalists to shoot with professional

equipment and run through Final Cut Pro from beginning to end, delivering a finished project for review by the end of the week. "The immediate tutorial with the handson makes it a very effective course," said Kathleen Parrish '03, director of public information for Lehigh County. "The fact that we get to go out and shoot and then edit our own video really makes the course." Most students commented that the small 1-4 teacher-to-student ratio combined with the hands-on approach was instrumental in mastering digital editing, but Professor Duy Linh Tu was singled out for unanimous praise. "I took this workshop because I'd heard that Duy was excellent," Tanya Mohn said. "That proved to be true. But I had no idea how patient, thorough, clear and professional

he'd be. I've been resistant to take professional classes because I tend to get bored easily. But Duy's structure, pacing, skilled teaching has changed all that. He has taken very complex topics and presented then so clearly, and in a way that was not intimidating at all. It was a great learning experience -- a pleasure and a privilege." Arlene Morgan, associate dean for prizes and programs, said that based on the success of the program, the Continuing Education division plans to repeat the digital boot camp and run some smaller related workshops during the upcoming academic year. The offerings will be posted on the Continuing Education homepage and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


this fall following 18 years in the History Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. John is a historian of communications who specializes in the political economy of communications in the United States. His publications include many essays, two edited books and one monograph. A second monograph, "Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications," is forthcoming from Harvard in 2010. John has been a fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago and the Smithsonian Institution's Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and has served as a visiting professor at the École des Hautes Études in Paris.

er. His teaching specialties include reporting, interviewing, coaching skills, productivity, nonfiction narrative, personal essays and deadline storytelling. Scanlan is the author of "Reporting and Writing: Basics for the 21st Century" and co-editor of "America's Best Newspaper Writing."

Michael Shapiro

Professor Michael Shapiro's newest book, "Bottom of the Ninth: Branch Rickey, Casey Stengel and the Daring Scheme to Save Baseball from Itself " (Times Books), tells the story of the Continental League -- Rickey's plan to transform the sport by starting a third major league. The Continentals came close and their failure allowed football to pass baseball as the nation's most popular sport. Shapiro is the author of five other nonfiction books: "Japan: In the Land of the Broken Hearted," "The Shadow of the Sun," "Who Will Teach for America," "Solomon's Sword" and "The Last Good Season."

Michael Schudson

Professor Michael Schudson was recently granted tenure at the Journalism School. Schudson's articles have appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, Wilson Quarterly and The American Prospect, and he has published opinion pieces in numerous newspapers, including the New York Times and Washington Post. He is the author of six books and editor of two others concerning history and sociology of the American news media, advertising, popular culture, Watergate and cultural memory. He recently published a book of essays titled "Why Democracies Need an Unlovable Press" ( John Wiley & Sons).

Chip Scanlan '74

Chip Scanlan will be teaching RW1 at the Journalism School this fall as a visiting associate professor. Scanlan, one of America's best-known writing coaches and author of's "Chip on Your Shoulder," a writing advice column, spent two decades as an award-winning reporter and feature writ-

Workshop Explores Intersection of Journalism and Trauma

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Dow Jones & Co., George Freeman from the New York Times and John Zucker from ABC News. Because many students will work for much smaller news organizations with a diminished number of editors to vet stories, they need a stronger background in areas such as defamation, privacy, libel and fair use. The new business of journalism course, taught by Bill Grueskin and digital media veteran Adam Klein, will study the ways journalism has been supported economically over the years and how the Internet has caused a fundamental disruption in that model. By the end of the course, students will be challenged to come up with plans to change existing models, or create new ones, to support journalism in the future. 5


rom reporting on Mexican and Colombian drug violence to political upheavals in Guatemala and Honduras, journalists are at constant risk. Most have little or no training on how to cover a traumatic event, or the skills or resources to protect themselves from psychological injury. The Journalism School and the Dart Center on Journalism and Trauma held a two-day workshop on Oct. 13 and 14 on covering psychological trauma in the wake of war, humanitarian disasters, drug violence and political turmoil in the Americas during the Maria Moors Cabot Award Week ceremonies. Underwritten by the Knight Foundation, it was the second in a series of workshops held in conjunction with the 71-year-old prize program. The workshop culminated with the

annual Cabot Prize Dinner and Ceremony on Oct. 14 on the Columbia campus. The 2009 Maria Moors Cabot gold medalists are: Anthony DePalma, correspondent for the New York Times; Christopher M. Hawley, Latin America correspondent for USA Today and the Arizona Republic; and Merval Pereira, columnist for O Globo. Yoani Sánchez, a blogger in Cuba, will be awarded a special citation for her blog, "Generación Y." "This year's Cabot winners exemplify both the finest traditional newspaper coverage of the Americas and the most daring use of digital journalism to break through barriers that have long obscured portions of the continent where a free press struggles to be heard and read," said Nicholas Lemann, dean of the Journalism School.

Alumni Profile:

Linda Winslow '67


n an address to PBS leaders in Baltimore this May, Linda Winslow '67, executive producer of "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," outlined changes to the award-winning news program that has been in existence for 35 years. Beginning this fall, the broadcast will have a dual-anchor format, a new emphasis on its Web site and other digital initiatives, and go by a new name: "PBS NewsHour." The game plan is to highlight the show's entire team of experienced correspondents -- Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Jeffrey Brown -- as well as Jim Lehrer, who remains the energizing force behind the makeover. The goal, said Winslow, is to produce a program that is "better paced, more engaging and more visual ... to capitalize on the enormous upheaval taking place in the world of news and in the world of journalism as we know it." One thing, she emphasized, will not change on the NewsHour: "solid, responsible, in-depth video journalism that seems to be in increasingly short supply in this 24/7 world." It is fitting that Winslow is in charge of this fifth incarnation of a program that she has shepherded since its inception. Winslow's association with Jim Lehrer and Robin MacNeil dates back to 1973, when she produced the duo's Watergate coverage for the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT). By the summer of 1975, said Robin MacNeil, "we began the program that became the `MacNeil/Lehrer Report,' and that is where all of Linda's manifold skills came into play. We were on very lean rations with only two producers and Linda was one of them; she did the very first program, which was on the New York City fiscal crisis. Linda is that rare combination in the business; people who are as good

pure journalists as TV producers, who are as good writers and reporters as both. She is all those things." After graduating with high honors in English from Michigan State University, and with a background reporting for a family-owned newspaper in Pittsfield, Mass., where she grew up, Winslow entered the Journalism School "without a clue about TV. We had no TV in the house and I was not allowed to watch it. I had been covering culture and arts in the Berkshires and thought that was what it was about. I signed up for Judith Crist's class and she let me know that I knew nothing about criticism. I figured I might need to go learn something else." Fred Friendly was teaching the first television course at the Journalism School; Winslow signed up. "Friendly was a very interesting character, somebody to challenge me," Winslow said. "He was just as the legend said. He'd never taught before and so he treated us like employees, which had its good and bad side. Fred asked four of us to be interns on a two-year, $10 million project for the Ford Foundation called the Public Broadcasting Laboratory (PBL), to create a national organization to produce programming to air on all the many different public broadcasting stations. We didn't have a network. We used to say we were connected by bicycles: we'd put a tape in the mailbox to go from one station to another." Tom Bettag '67, executive producer of Koppel on Discovery, who was in Friendly's class with Winslow, remembers that era vividly: "Fred treated everybody as his servant, but was most condescending to women. In

the early days, Linda was often the only woman in the room. At PBL, there were almost no women; it was a very tough, macho sort of place. Women were put up with, expected to bring the coffee. Linda is the sort of person who let it roll off her back." Another Friendly classmate, Janet Roach '67, filmmaker and teacher of screenwriting at Columbia's Graduate School of the Arts, recalls the era as well: "Friendly and I knocked heads a bit. Linda didn't; she's not a contrarian; she marches toward where she wants to go. There were lots of big egos, mostly guys. Linda was the stealth bomber of excellence; terrific payload, no noise. She was so quiet, self-effacing, so good. Most of us feel journalism is for young people. Linda has the energy, the will, the intellect to look toward the future; she has her eyes on the prize. She's thinking about the online content; she seems to be able to keep track of the technology. She knows what to do to stay alive in this difficult media environment." Her friends and colleagues outline a number of qualities that have helped Winslow succeed for so many years in the world of nightly TV news. Robin MacNeil credits Winslow's technical skills combined with her impressive people skills. "Like Don Hewitt, Linda has an enormous, well-developed gift for


seeing what's wrong with a story and what to do to fix it," said MacNeil. "She is also a living example of how women make better managers than men when given the opportunity. At our shop we prided ourselves on being a place that tried to avoid the bullying and sadistic culture in competitive TV; Linda Winslow is the personification of that ethic. She is tough and nice and smooth; she is an expert at smoothing rough waters; that is a huge gift." Tom Bettag credits her loyalty. "She listens to her people, knows what they're doing, their problems, and supports them in their personal life. Another thing: she is steady -- brilliance only gets you so far -- it's perseverance, day in and day out. She's working with a little less money, in a place that has to do more with less. She's been the backbone of the NewsHour. I believe they all took a pay cut to avoid layoffs; she's the sort of person for whom you do that." Susan Mills, director of program development at MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, said: "I think Linda is the first woman to head up a nightly network news broadcast. She continues to be a trendsetter, a pioneer, a role model, a mentor and a friend to fellow women. You could always go to her for good advice. She's also tough. She has high standards and tries to bring out the best in people. On a personal note, she's a very well-rounded woman. She goes to the opera, theater, spends a lot of her free time cooking, gardening, traveling. She knows how to enjoy life. I think being a cancer survivor has contributed to her outlook on life. It's made her stronger. She donates time and energy to cancer patients and survivors." As she anticipates the changes coming to the NewsHour, Winslow sees "the more the world of information fractures, the better it is for us. There's too much information. It's overwhelming and people are coming to us to sort out the truth and the facts. That's a heavy obligation; we feel acutely our mission -- to produce serious, in-depth journalism. It's an exciting time to be a journalist, similar to the moment when the first Gutenberg bible rolled off the presses, a similar upheaval."

A M Y B R I T TA I N ' 1 0

I launched my journalistic endeavors as a 12-year-old reporter for my middle school newspaper in Shreveport, La. Now age 22, I haven't wavered in my passion for the industry. My internships include stints at in San Diego, the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, the Christian Science Monitor in Boston and the International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C. I graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. While at LSU, I won $16,000 as a contestant on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"; specialized in investigative sports articles; volunteered as an elementary school mentor; and slept on the newsroom floor as a Hurricane Gustav emergency-team reporter. I came to Columbia to further my craft, enhance my digital media skills and learn from the best in the business.

Former Capt. Luis Carlos Montalván began graduate studies at Columbia in 2008 after 17 years of Army service, including two tours in Iraq for which he was awarded two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. Montalván is working on Master of Science degrees in strategic communications and journalism. A freelance writer, photographer and film adviser, Montalván's work has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle, as well as on NPR, Univision and CNN. Most recently, he and his service dog, Tuesday, helped Sen. Al Franken introduce important congressional legislation for veterans. He is the founder and director of the Iraq Veterans' Refugee Aid Association (IVRAA) and consulted on the newly released independent film "Under Cuban Skies -- Workers and Their Rights."

Class of '09 Finds Opportunities, continued from page 2

applied to CNN and the company narrowed the candidates, conducted the interviews and made the selection. The first fellow, Hannah Yi from Ridgewood, N.J., is interested in the impact of education on impoverished areas around the world. She will graduate from the Journalism School after completing the fellowship. Before coming to the Journalism School as a broadcast concentrator, Yi was a production coordinator with ABC News Radio in New York. The Energy & Environment science reporting fellowship was offered exclusively to Journalism School students because of E & E's strong interest in tapping into the specialized coverage abilities of our students, especially those coming from the Master of Arts science/health section. E & E is a nonpartisan, Web-based source of comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy politics and policy with headquarters in Washington, D.C. This year's fellow is Paul Voosen from Auburn, Mass. He previously had been a staff writer with the Prague Post and its business editor immediately before coming to the Journalism School. 7

Photo credit: Timothy Lamorte

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Alumni Donations

Class of 1954

Participation: 32% John W. Brust Phyllis Meras Cocroft Henrik A. Krogius * Fredric I. Mann * James J. Marshall Robert S. McCord Robert K. Otterbourg * David L. Pierce Barry Schweid William B. Seward Edith Cook Smith Mitchell L. Strickler Sandra Nemser Waldman

The Journalism School is very grateful to the many Journalism alumni who made gifts to the school during the 2009 fiscal year. Your gifts -- large and small -- totaled an astounding $695,000 for the Alumni Annual Fund alone, amounting to another record-breaking year for alumni giving. More than 1,500 of you participated in this extraordinary effort. THANK YOU!

Classes of 1934-1949

Edward Alexander * Jacob S. Badiner Jr. Harry S. Baer Ada Gossler Bardossi Dr. Ursula A. Barnett David Brown ^ * Howard J. Brown ^ * Nona Baldwin Brown Robert W. Burke Doloris C. Cogan Prof. Judith K. Crist ^ Daniel J. Edelman Virginia Paty Ellison Eleanor K. Felder Morrissey * Gary W. Ferguson * Maya Pines Froomkin Edward B. Gold George H. Grim Jr. Douglas L. Gruber Katherine K. Harris Carl F. Heintze Willard J. Hertz * Ta Chun Hsu * Dr. D. Blair Justice William D. Kaufman Alfred O. Kelly * Andrew Khinoy Janet C. Kreider Barbara Neblett Land Helen Mercner Latimer Eileen Martinson Lavine Evelyn A. Lawrence Norman M. Lobsenz Thomas P. Mackin John W. Maynard James H. McCormick Cdr. Eugene Miller, USNR Cynthiane Morgenweck Robert S. Moyer Margaret Graham Neeson Margaret Jane Neumann Dietz * Clara H. Ostergren Hope G. Pantell Lee Lorick Prina * Richard K. Pryne Jeanne B. Richman Helene Kazanjian Sargeant ^ * Amy Z. Selwyn Augusta Vineberg Solomon Dr. Mort P. Stern Morton D. Stone * John Strohmeyer Mary B. Sullivan Kathleen S. Teltsch * Frances M. Tenenbaum Gertrude N. Waldron * John F. Wicklein Mary L. Young

Class of 1950

Participation: 26% Ann Nicholson Cahoon John J. Clarke Hilary S. Czaplicki Edward P. De Blasio * Prof. Donald H. Johnston * Robert H. Phelps * Richard W. Reinhardt * Richard M. Skinner Eugene J. Smith Joseph R. L. Sterne * Allen Van Cranebrock

Wayne H. Cowan Alan L. Dessoff * Darlene H. Jackson Beverly Ann Deepe Keever Lansing Lamont James T. Leeson Jr. * Stuart H. Loory Lowell L. Scheiner * George R. Venizelos Eric Bartlett Wentworth * Lewis W. Wolfson

Timothy Leland Benjamin Patrusky Ronald Z. Sheppard William C. Treon * Christopher S. Wren

Class of 1962

Participation: 23% Arnold Abrams Myron L. Belkind Mervin J. Block * Karen B. Borland Thomas A. Daffron III Donna Deeprose Diaz * Walter E. Duka * John J. Fialka ^ Peter T. Kilborn William Kirtz ^ * Anna Kisselgoff Christopher U. Light ^ Christopher L. Perry Diana L. Reische * Jerome H. Schmelzer * Jerry Stilkind * Christopher G. Trump Hugh Wells

Class of 1959

Participation: 40% Susannah N. Archinal Mark R. Arnold Louis D. Boccardi # ^ Giovanna M. Breu # Michael E. Claffey Douglas D. Connah Jr. John T. Cunniff Charles U. Daly ^ * Jerry F. Dhonau Otto Charles Doelling Richard N. Einhorn Jay Everett Holmes Richard L. Homan Ruth L. Kathmann Mervyn D. Kaufman # * Jack Klein Chester K. Lasell ^ Robert Lazich * Dr. Walter K. Lindenmann Robert M. Lipsyte Fr. Graham P. McDonnell Margaret P. McGeorge Rose L.W. Polk # Evelyn F. Sommer Carl L. Stern * Turhan Tirana Richard I. Ulman

Class of 1951

Participation: 34% Melvin L. Bergheim * Dr. James R. Boylan Suzanne Fruchtbaum Buyer Sid L. Conrad Robert S. Elegant Lt. Col. James C. Elliott Robert C. Frederiksen John R. Gibson * Richard Kaplan Matthew W. Paxton Jr. * Philip Scheffler * James K. Sunshine * Jules J. Witcover

Class of 1955

Participation: 10% Bernd Brecher Frederic Golden # ^ * Hugh O. Muir Natalie G. Ressner

Leona Shluger Forman Ann Ray Martin Gora * Robert J. Hanley Robert G. Hummerstone Darryl L. Hunt Paul J. Jablow C. Paul Janensch * Herbert I. Kestenbaum * Frederick P. McGehan Rev. Alfonso A. Narvaez Palle Rasmussen Reginald W. Rhein Jr. * Michael R. Saks Nicholas R. Scalera * Carol S. Simons Lewis M. Simons Ellen Clark Sovik * Joseph L. Wicherski *

Class of 1965

Participation: 19% Michael Hendrix Bowler * Harry A. Dunphy William D. Freeland Dr. Robert D. Lee Ifeanyi A. Menkiti Lawrence R. Meyer Joseph F. O'Neil Peter L. W. Osnos Robert D. Prinsky ^ Joel R. Rudikoff * Harriet J. Scarupa Henry P. Scarupa Charlotte Terri Shaw Richard T. Smith Burton M. Unger * Howard L. Weinberg Steven H. Zousmer *

Class of 1956

Participation: 24% Charles T. Alexander Ruth Haskins Bass Joseph E. Bodovitz * Howard N. Byer Robert H. Giles ^ Larry Jinks ^ Mary Katherine ReedJohnson John N. Rippey * Cynthia C. Strowbridge Robert H. Terte Margaret Spaeth Zeigler ^ * Arnold S. Zeitlin ^

Class of 1963

Participation: 35% B. Drummond Ayres Jr. # Dr. Maurine Beasley * William J. Bennetta ^ Paul D. Boyd Jay Bushinsky Donald J. Casey William G. Connolly Jr. John J. Curley Edwina Bell Davis Leslie Martha Davis * Tatiana O. Demchuk ^ Jeanne J. Henry Herrick Jackson Dr. Nancy Beth Jackson Barry S. Kramer ^ Richard J. Levine ^ * Betsy Pilat Marston Betty Lynn McHam Adrian J. Meppen Robert L. Pisor Ronald J. Rapoport Dennis F. Redmont William E. Rice * Jeffrey R. Robinson Jan M. Rosen Dr. Eleanor Selfridge-Field Donald W. Townson # Andrea H. Wasserman

Class of 1952

Participation: 50% Stephen W. Berman Jacqueline K. Cappiello Charles E. Clark Barbara B. Colegrove Kevin F.X. Delany * Sherwood E. Dickerman Harold K. Douthit Jr. Marvin I. Duskin * Joe Charles Friedman James S. Keat * Woody Klein Howard J. Langer Albert C. Lasher James W. Leslie Sr. Dr. Ralph L. Lowenstein * Eve Orlans Mayer # ^ * Frank V. McCarthy Sam S. McKeel * Edward J. Silberfarb * Theodore E. Stanton Betsy Wade

Class of 1957

Participation: 35% Helen Jean Anderson * James R. Ashlock Leon Berton * Carlos E. Cortes Charles W. Day Walter J. Fox Jr. Lincoln M. Furber Samuel M. Goodman * Paul W. Greenberg Eileen R. Hawlk * Madeleine May Kunin Robert L. Lynn Harry D. Marsh Max J. Nichols Richard A. Salem Linda H. Scanlan # Michael G. Silver

Class of 1966

Participation: 18% James H. Beaumont Dan Carlinsky * Ido Joseph Dissentshik ^ Thomas O. Echewa Cardinal John P. Foley Robert M. Fresco * Ronald J. Goldwyn John F. Hildebrand * Michael J. Leahy David R. Lewine # Bill J. Perkins Francine Grace Plaza Joseph A. Rosen Robert A. Rosenblatt Karl Schaeffer Robert D. Shaw Jr. Joan K. Ustin

Class of 1960

Participation: 16% Rodgers Adams Carroll V. Dowden Phillip D. Hardberger ^ * Ernest F. Imhoff Carl P. Leubsdorf * David McHam George P. Newman Charles R. Novitz * Hubert D. Osteen Jr. Sy Pearlman Barbara Haddad Ryan Avrom Zaritsky

Class of 1953

Participation: 24% Barry Biederman * Ernest B. Furgurson Jr. Myron I. Kandel Judith Cross Myrick Philip Rosler Mark C. Rutman * Barbara K. Ruzinsky * Leonard Sloane William H. Trombley *

Class of 1961

Participation: 14% Dr. Terrence S. Carden Jr. * Dwight A. Chapin Sandra Cummings DeMurley Prof. Joan W. Konner Ernest Donald Lass ^

Class of 1964

Participation: 29% Margery L. Abrams * Judith Bender Elsa R. Efran Carol H. Falk * George Fattman

Class of 1967

Participation: 26% Jonnet S. Abeles # ^ * M. Charles Bakst Judith Freund Barton *

Class of 1958

Participation: 23% Donald L. Anderson Stephen M. Aug


* 1912 Society Member (10 years or more of consecutive giving)

^ Dean's Circle Member

# Class Annual Fund Agent



Joseph I. Berger Kenneth Y. Best Thomas R. Bettag # ^ * Paul H. Byers Prof. Virginia A. Chappell Jack A. Cox # William H. Downey George E. Eagle Barry L. Jagoda Barbara J. Katz Marc I. Kusnetz Frank W. Lopez Michael A. Maidenberg * Eleni Mylonas Edward A. Omotoso Howard G. Paster Wingate M. Payne Meriemil Rodriguez * Howard S. Schneider Allan H. Sloan ^ * Roxanne G.G. Summers James S. Toedtman Katherine A. Warzynski * Paul Wilkes Carey W. Winfrey Linda A. Winslow ^ Garth R. Hallberg David Hammer John Henry # ^ * John Hewitt Rosalie R. Jenkins Lillian Foster Ketchum Richard A. Knox Charles P. Kochakian Laurence Allen Leamer George T. Leeson Suzanne Loebl Susan J. Macovsky Allan I. Mann Georgia Marudas Maryanne McNellis Marguerite A. Michaels Michele Montas Maureen O'Connor Allen Oren Frank B. Phillippi * Eric Pianin David D. Platt Marquita J. Pool-Eckert Allan E. Prentice Barry C. Rascovar Richard A. Riley Karen M. Rothmyer * Marc William Salganik Rick Seifert Charles D. Sherman Susan R. Spencer Amy F.J. Stone Paul W. Sturm Jr. ^ Tammy Tanaka Gordon Thompson Kenneth D. Tiven Patricia T. Westfall William H. Willson Georgette Jasen Margo Lillian Jefferson Donald Bruce Kimelman Barbara Archer Klaperman Bob Kur Mel Laytner * Warren E. Leary Joseph P. Marshall Jr. * David E. Pitt Patricia R. Reber Richard A. Reingold # Michael B. Rothfeld Sandra S. Salmans Joel Stratte-McClure Reginald A. Stuart David H. Thorne ^ Wayne A. Worcester John M. Holland F. Berkley Hudson Beverly Jensen Nadine F. Joseph Dr. Michael Leslie Lawrence A. Light John H. Manners Lawrie A. Mifflin # Jerry Norton Jim Ostroff Susan L. Page ^ Robert L. Pear Lester A. Reingold Jane Rippeteau Heffron ^ Judith Wynn Rousuck Robert J. Sachs ^ Jeanne E. Saddler Allen E. Schaefer ^ * William M. Schwartz Laura Sessions Stepp Dr. Deborah S. Yaeger ^

Alumni Donations

Lisa S. Redd Rafaela Violet Maria Seppala ^ Joseph P. Shapiro Michael A. Silver Paul Skolnick Eli Spielman Steven F. Strasser Joanne M. Sullivan Alan M. Tigay * Elizabeth S. Wissner-Gross ^ Amy R. Entelis # ^ Charles Gruber Bruce G. Guthrie Phelps S. Hawkins Edward Hi-Tak Hung William S. Joyner Marcella J. Kerr Dr. Alexandra I. King Barry A. Kliff Sylvia L. Komatsu Sari Jayne Koshetz Bill Lichtenstein # James C. Mannion Ann Mariager Kathleen A. Megan Janet M. Meyers K. Marjaana Mykkanen Alan H. Roth Dennis C. Smith Jan E. Stone # Mary Ann Giordano Wallis Ellen Y. Weir * David J. Wimhurst

Class of 1977

Participation: 17% Charles P. Alexander Patricia N. Allee S. Terry Atlas Andrea G. Axelrod Pamela J. Bayless Terri Byrne-Dodge Boyd F. Campbell Ti-Hua Chang Vincent J. Coppola Michael T. Devlin R. Rehema Ellis Joan Marie Gartlan Alan H. Gersten Rita P. Golden Frances A. Hardin # Lawrence Lee Harrison Ronald A. Henkoff Kevin P. McKenna Pamela H. Mendels Michael H. Precker Barbara F. Riegelhaupt * Susan Scharf-Glick * Nancy Caroline Seidman ^ Susan Drake Swift Christopher T. Tourtellot * Lezli H. White

Class of 1972

Participation: 14% Ralph J. Begleiter ^ * Timothy Coder * Gerald Fitzgerald Peter M. Frishauf Janine Petit Greenwood, Esq. Michael W. Leary Robert T. Livernash Tom Wallace Lyons Robert W. Merry ^ Steven E. Petrou Richard H. Roth * Andrew J. Schorr Wendy R. Schuman Jack Schwartz Clayton M. Steinman Guy G. Sterling * Robert B. Whitcomb Paul A. Witteman

Class of 1975

Participation: 23% Patricia Keegan Abels Carol Ann Bakinowski Marion Hattenbach Bernstein Claire Spiegel Brian Joan Sari Faier Stephen H. Gettinger Thomas M. Giusto ^ David R. Handler * Anita M. Harris Tamara Cooke Henry Gretchen R. Keiser Steve Kroft ^ Peter C. Landis * Daphne Miller Larkin David P. Lindorff Jr. Steven M. Lohr Tiiu Lukk Stanley E. Luxenberg Carol B. Pauli Bruce G. Posner David L. Powell Mary C. Sheppard Gerald M. Shutman Diana Stark Bruce Edward Stokes Susan Hands Taylor Robert P. Thayer Terry R. Trucco Michael H. Weinstein * Gwendolyn A. White Elizabeth M. Wiener *

Class of 1980

Participation: 19% Adlai J. Amor Karen G. Anderson Jill Pollack Capuzzo Wayne J. Dawkins # Barbara L. Durr Renee S. Edelman # Ellen Sofia Freilich Alexis Gelber ^ Emily J. Goodman Jeffrey P. Gottlieb Marjorie Leedy Green Janice M. HorowitzBookstaber Bethany L. Kandel David Franklin Kinney Miriam Z. Lacob Stix # Steven P. Litt ^ Jon D. Markman Betsy Morris Maria E. Newman Manuel E. Norat Carol P. Polsky Thomas B. Rosenstiel Steven A. Rothman Theodore L. Schachter, Esq. Lawrence Schoen Rex W. Smith Mimi Chen Spring Gregory J. Stone Stevenson O. Swanson Rita J. Thompson ^ Leslie Wayne Lisabeth C. Weiner Beth R. Weinhouse Emerald Yeh Jon H. Zonderman

Class of 1968

Participation: 26% Kenneth H. Bacon Steve M. Barkin Peter S. Benjaminson Leonor T. Blum * Beverley B. Brahic Carlton Carl # * Barbara Stubbs Cochran # ^ William N. Curry ^ Soren H.S. Dyssegaard Harold W. Fuson Jr. ^ * John B. Johnson Jr. * April W. Klimley Samuel Koo Anthony C. Lame Earl B. Lane Carl L. Olson David E. Ostwald Peggy Printz # Terry A. Pristin Roberta Reisig * Richard J. Rescigno Judith B. Saks Stephen P. Shoenholz Erica Hochberg Stern James P. Willse ^

Class of 1970

Participation: 26% Lawrence A. Aaron George E. Arwady ^ * Judith Bachrach Richard R. Barnes George M. Daniels Elaine A. Dutka June Carolyn Erlick ^ Barbara G. Goldberg Ellen L. Graham J. Ferrel Guillory Michael F. Hanson ^ Thomas H. Jones Michael Kiernan John L. Koch Margie McBride Lehrman ^ Simon K.C. Li ^ * Charles N. McEwen ^ Penelope L. McPhee * Walter S. Mossberg ^ Paul Neely ^ * Antonio E. Ornes Ann Sherwood Sentilles # ^ Michael S. Serrill Richard M. Smith ^ * Emily D. Soloff ^ * Michael H. Stearns Jeffrey A. Tannenbaum Michael L. Wentzel

Class of 1973

Participation: 17% Randall D. Bongarten Charles R. Buxton Jr. Carol Gordon Carlson David Catherman Maureen E. Croteau Jonathan E. Dedmon Howard D. Fineman # ^ Willard E. Gleeson # ^ * Ari L. Goldman Charles A. Klaveness Jeffrey M. Laderman Marek I.G. Lewanda Linda Wright Moore Shuja Nawaz # Victoria Free Presser Eric B. Pryne * James W. Robins Frederick B. Rose Jay B. Rosenstein Lila Corn Rosenweig ^ Barry Rothfeld ^ Gayle Frances Pollard Terry Rev. Daniel J. Webster Daniel J. Werner, Esq.

Class of 1978

Participation: 18% Robert A. Barkin * Michael L. Boehm Jerry S. Buckley ^ David A. Burns Karin Chenoweth # Susan D. Chiesa-Alaimo Frances R. D'Emilio James Thomas Detjen # Ayako Doi Jane R. Eisner ^ Margaret S. Gillerman Harry William Glasgall Jr. Gillian MacKay Graham Margaret A. Gray Stephen L. Hirsh Carol L. Hymowitz Simone Harris Jordan Reba Cardenas McNair Avice A. Meehan Miles M. Merwin Leslie Goldwater Nelson Lisbet M. Nilson ^ Jonathan W. Oatis Robert L. Rose Jonathan D. Salant * Gary D. Samuels Cathy Ellen Shaw * Louis C. Stokes Jonathan L. Witty

Class of 1969

Participation: 58% Stewart L. Ain Susan Anderson William B. Arthur Jr. Leslie A. Berkman Mary B. Bralove Michael Brourman Dorothy Hindels Brown * John P. Collins James Neville Compton John M. Cross Father Carl DeSouza Alan Ehrenhalt Christine J. Evers Roger K. Field Carla Fine Lewis F. Fisher H. Godfrey Fitzsimons James I. Gabbe Ted O. Gest # Raymond S. Goldbacher * Thomas J. Goldstein Dean M. Gottehrer Martin S. Gottlieb Peter Alan Greene David E. Gumpert

Class of 1976

Participation: 19% William M. Abrams * Leonard M. Apcar Jerome M. Berger * A'Lelia P. Bundles # ^ Porus P. Cooper Solange A. De Santis Margaret A. Drain ^ * Stephen H. Dunphy James E. Elsener William A. Englund Sarah Rossbach Fleming Barbara R. Friedman Charles J. Gans William R. Giduz Lawrence J. Gordon Franklin Augustin Hedberg Thomas Ichniowski Ann Imse Jane E. Leavy ^ Rhoda L. Lipton Jeannie Mandelker Kathleen S. O'Brien *

Class of 1981

Participation: 16% Peter A. Allen * William W. Andrews Holly G. Atkinson, M.D. T. Jonathan Dahl Laurie Denton-Conly Nicole Ahronee Eisenberg Jon Fleming Robin Greene Hagey Prof. Lynnell Hancock Dedra Hauser Richard A. Jenkins Susan Merritt Jordan * Kathleen L. Kerwin Johanna M. Knapschaefer Susan K. Levine Laurence S. Lippsett

Class of 1974

Participation: 26% James E. Adams John I. Blunt Wayne E. Bowman * F. Fillmore Calhoun Eduardo Cue Lorraine Y. DeSimone Susan Eisenhauer Sharon A.R. Ellingsen Nancy Blades Fatemi # Danielle Flood Anne-Gerard Flynn Peter M. Gianotti * Robert S. Greenberger

Class of 1971

Participation: 18% Philip S. Balboni ^ Safiya Ellis Bandele Alexander James Belida Jr. Molly S. Boast, Esq. Albert John Briganti Rita Elkin Buchsbaum * Rona B. Cherry Rebecca L.R. Ellison Jeffrey B. Hatch

Class of 1979

Participation: 19% Lisa Bergson Melvin J. Berning Eileen M. Canzian Frederick C. Cole Ellen B. Durckel Vestewig Paul C. Ehrlich


* 1912 Society Member (10 years or more of consecutive giving)

^ Dean's Circle Member

# Class Annual Fund Agent



Alumni Donations

Mark David Uehling Jennifer C. Vogel Paul C. Sweeney Marianne C. SzegedyMaszak

Wendy A. Marx Shirley A. Mathews Howard L. Miller Barbara Presley Noble Daniel R. Popkey Pamela M. Prescott Iris J. Raylesberg * Michael W. Richards Elizabeth T. Robinson Joseph H. Rodriguez Edward D. Rossmann Michael L. Rozansky * Lauren Eckhous Silva-Pinto William D. Swislow Terri Anne Thompson David M. Wessel J.J. Yore Andrea Stone Zuckerman

Class of 1990

Participation: 6% Judith Ann Burns Gayle C. Cinquegrani Roland Lance Ignon Stuart Miller John Patrick Morrissey Timothy Loren O'Brien Sara Thomas Overton Connie Patsalos Amy Beth Resnick Rev. Alexander Michael Santora Sharon Germaine Seitz Sarah Gribetz Stern Daniela Vincenti-Mitchener Andrew K. White

Class of 1993

Participation: 10% Nichole Bernier Ahern Lauren Ashburn Diane Kathryn Bakst * Heather Cabot Khemlani Catherine Cochrane Carey * Lauren S. Coleman-Lochner Yvette Fernandez Ferreol Abigail Helaine Goldman Lance Witty Gould Priscilla Jean Huff Lisa Caroline Isenman Neeraj Lal Khemlani Paul Ujihiro Niwa Peter Ortiz Elizabeth Reagan Parker Kathleen P. Sampey Phyllis Fang Savage James Simon # Ronald Arthur Spingarn Sreenath Sreenivasan # Sandra Carolyn Tan Kathryn Villamil-Gavin Alex Mackenzie Walworth

Class of 1984

Participation: 12% John Joseph Ambrose Nanette Joan Asimov Neil Steven Barsky # ^ Dorothea Cohen Baum # Jean Louise Behrend Partha P. Bose ^ Mary Agnes Carey Kate Chieco # Athleen Ellington Ellen Pamela Forman Jane Furse Friedman * Leah Jayne Garrison Stephen J. Govoni David Hechler Christopher P. Keating * Eric Brian Marcus # ^ Michael Gerald Marzec Russell David Miller * Walusako Anock Mwalilino David Leslie Peterson Peter James Spielmann Eugene B. Stein * Lawrence Chieveley Strauss Fabvienen Clara Taylor Thomas Giolito Watkins William Mike Watkiss

Class of 1987

Participation: 7% Dominic Peter Bencivenga ^ Kissette La Bundy Donna Cornachio John Dent Curtis Karen Fran Dukess Edward J. Holden William Pratt Howard Timothy J. Mullaney Dudley Percy Olsson Charles Thaddeus Robbins Richard W. Schneider Katherine Hutt Scott Jessica Seigel # William Emerson Sheeline Scott Martin Shifrel Lisa E. Shuchman Debra Joan Silimeo

Kimberly Yvette Elahab Lisa Jill Estreich Elizabeth Rich Folberth Doreen Ann Hemlock Scott Alan Hensley * Elise Santaniello James Shahabadeen Karim Tania Renee Padgett Linda C. Prospero Leonard G. Savino Anna Snider Amanda Anne Cox Taylor

Class of 1996

Participation: 8% Kenneth Jon Belson Elisa S. Boxer-Cook Ingrid Thompson Ellis Prof. Pamela Platt Frederick Avital L. Hahn Zubeida Jaffer Leron Kornreich Naomi P. Kraus Stacy Hurchalla Lu Peter James McEntegart Kimberly Clare Norris Helen Johnston Parr Kenton Mitchell Pierce Tina Redwine ^ * Paul Anthony Rogers Temima Shulman Robin Hamilton Sparkman Jocelyn Craugh Zuckerman

Class of 1982

Participation: 15% Michael D. Bello * Alan J. Breznick Jeffrey A. Brown William Celis III Timothy J. Clifford Keith S. Collins Mark A. Conrad Laurna C. Godwin Hutchinson Merrill Goozner Gail Gregg Ellis Ellis Henican III Kenneth L. Herts Donald R. Johnston Bruce E. Krasnow Arul B. Louis * Anisa Marie Mehdi # Kimberly Newton-Fusco Eva L. Ngai Floyd H. Norris Andrea Panciera David J. Peterkin Barbara Hanson Pierce Warren Le R. Richey Marianne SanSeverino Jaye R. Scholl Robert Sterling Sheryl Hilliard Tucker Lourdes Lee Valeriano Blanca Iris Vazquez William J. Vlasic Barry Waldman Deborah S. York

Class of 1991

Participation: 14% Thomas Christopher Abate Steve Askin Sueanne P. Bevine Donald Philip Burns Leah Hager Cohen Daniel Francis Coughlin Kerry Anne Dolan Leonard L. Drey Kathi Ellen Fay Keith Fitzgerald Goggin # ^ Jodie Ellen Gould Genevieve Pomeroy Hardigg Patrice Karen Johnson Richard Andrew Kavesh Steve M. Klein Dawn Marie Levy James Aaron Leynse Judy Messina ^ Yoshikazu Mikami Caitlin Mollison Donna Marie NelsonSchneider Jan Louise Paschal Christine Lori Petersen, M.D. Theodore Drenk Spiker Scott Benedict Van Voorhis Nicholas A. Varchaver Kelly Anne Whiteside Lefred Wilson Jr. Victoria Madeleine Zunitch

Class of 1988

Participation: 10% Ingrid A. Abramovitch Alexandra Catherine Bezeredi # ^ * Jerome Daniel Blake # ^ Irene Christine Coletsos Justin William Doebele Mark Edgar Felsenthal Simson L. Garfinkel Gregory M. Gonzalez Nick Hays * Elizabeth B. Lightfoot James Thomas Madore Yo Makino Alex C. Marshall ^ * Elizabeth Kennedy Moore Elizabeth Adair Obenshain Michael Vincent Oneal * Richard Andrew Reinhardt Valerie Monica Reitman Christopher Daniel Ringwald Jacqueline R. Rivkin Mark Sayre * Ann Maria Simmons George Bundy Smith Jr. Celia Slom Vimont

Class of 1994

Participation: 22% Anna Allen Matthew Michael Bai Susan Brandner Jennifer Cohen Oko Borzou Daragahi Paul C. Dewey Victoria Pesce Elliott Jonathan Daniel Epstein Matthew Robb Fine Tammy S. Fine ^ John Edward Fleming William Sloan Friar Lisa Granatstein Solly Granatstein Jeff Gremillion Ann Kathryn Harrington Greer Kessel Hendricks Geoff J. Henley Seth Hettena Theodore Blair Howard Anna Seaton Huntington Chul Ho Hyun Valerie E. Kellogg Sameera Irfan Khan Jessica Madeleine Kowal Craig Allen LaBan Elizabeth LaBan Natalia Lebedeva Kimberly Justine Ligocki Xinyue Lou Timothy Loughran Melinda A. Maas Gaffney Emi Makino Jennifer Packer Adam Piore Jason Ira Nagel Peter Stavin Pochna Elizabeth Jane Rosen Jay J. Ross Elizabeth Soriano Laura Jane Van Straaten Lynn Ibis Ventura Marissa Joan Ventura Richard Edward Zednik ^

Class of 1985

Participation: 10% Karen Benezra Barbara A. Birt Jay Ward Brown Daniel Jacques Chonchol Mary Dolan Kenneth Patrick Doyle Dr. Deborah S. Edelman Anthony E. Flint Nicholas A. Fox Alan Mark Goldstein Andrea Ellen King Peter Leyden Rev. K. Jeanne Person John J. Rearick Jr. David Rahmo Sassoon Anita Marie Seline Julia Flynn Siler Jodie Bell Sinclair Sarah Hunter Sloan Julia Rosson Small * Christopher Malcolm Teare Stephen Paul Thompson Leslie Ann Winokur Karen Wolman

Class of 1997

Participation: 9% Allison Dawn Beers Adam Bryan Bernstein Shira Jannine Boss-Bicak Susan Margaret Carney ^ David Dae-Hyun Cho Kristin Kari Dizon William Clifton Egbert Gregory G. Farrell Leon Fooksman Theo J. Francis Deirdre Fretz Stephanie Solakian Goldstein Kate Nadia Grossman Arik Anchor Hesseldahl # Erik Hestnes Pia Jeanne Hinckle Nigel Joseph Shepard Jaquiss ^ Daniel Corbit Lovering Tami Luhby ^ * Juliet Lynn Macur Douglas Hogue McCollam John Hutchins McGrath Jr. George William Miller III Molly Ann Morse Kathryn Beaumont Murphy John Oslund Mhari Saito Randi Beth Schmelzer Shelley Pannill Stein Anne E. Tergesen Jane Elizabeth Yedinak

Class of 1989

Participation: 12% Stephanie L. Artero Mary Helen Berg Sandra Devorah Braverman # Julie Ruth Cohen Karyn Judith Colombo Jean Elizabeth Cooksey Kevin Longden Dunn Michelle Jennifer Fleming Henry F. Fuhrmann ^ Laurie Beth Goodstein Grand Amy S. Halpern Lucy Harvey-Lo Re Eve Renee Heyn Leonard J. Hollie # ^ Elizabeth Claire Howard Beverly Jean Keel # Jean Alice Kumagai Charlene Lynn Lee Brandon Guy Mitchener # Richard Ngwa Nyamboli Pauline Tai Debora Shawn Vrana # Timberly N. Whitfield Ann Lacey Wozencraft Janet Elizabeth Wu Samuel G. Zuckerman

Class of 1992

Participation: 9% Ira D. Breskin Jean Kim Chaix Elisabeth Louise DeBourbon Jonathan Seth Hornblass Michael Salvatore James Sarah Louise Jay James George Kempton * Sissel Wivestad McCarthy Thomas Philip Moore Geoffrey Stephen Morrell Jacqueline Michelle Mow Nina Munk Tracey Marie Nelson Yalman Onaran Anthony Palazzo Jr. Lynne Pate ^ Leslie Ann Scism Stacy Marie Shelton Prof. Cheryl Beth Strauss-Einhorn Johannes Josephus Stuart Thomas Timothy Vogel Jr. ^ Gerri Willis Stephen Lawrence Wolgast # * Katherine Marianne Zernike

Class of 1983

Participation: 12% Dr. Joan Cindy Amatniek Emilia Shirin Askari Patricia L. Beemer Elizabeth King Bibb William David Cohan # ^ Charles Francis Fountain Susan Inez Gates John E. Gittelsohn D. Blake Hallanan Brian Patrick Hoey Curt Holbreich # Jan Hopkins Trachtman Frederick H. Katayama ^ Janet Dole Krovoza Mark David Maremont Terrence Craig Markin * John C. Metaxas, Esq. David Blake Newdorf, Esq. Margaret Moss Painter Linda Williams Rorem Ellen Merri Rosenberg Barbara J. Selvin P. Stephanie Stokes ^

Class of 1986

Participation: 12% Jonathan Edward Adolph Zoe F. Carter Frances Leslie Dinkelspiel ^ Alan David Flippen Katherine Bodovitz Goldgeier John Edwin Hoeffel Annette Phyllis Kondo Jessica Kreimerman Lew Mark B. Kriegel Jane Lerner Langer Dr. Clare N. Lowell * Micaela Marie Massimino Craig Alan Miller Laura FloAnne Nicholson James Michael O'Neill Barclay L. Palmer Richard W. Porter J. Randall Prior Joseph G. Rappaport Sarah Jean Silver #

Class of 1998

Participation: 4% Dr. Alice Sparberg Alexiou * Marta Bennett Geraldine Marie Berrios Trevor William Butterworth Hans Harris Chen Esther L. Cully * Mary A. Dixon Lila Marie LaHood * David Meade Lawrence John Gordon Lindsay

Class of 1995

Participation: 7% Raney Carol Aronson Sharline Chiang Gene Eung Choo Ann Dodds Costello Subrata De Lawrence Daniel Dignan


* 1912 Society Member (10 years or more of consecutive giving)

^ Dean's Circle Member

# Class Annual Fund Agent



Rona Laurie Marech Suchita Nayar Bradford Puffer Danna Goldman Schoenberg Marie Nasser Sicat Jennifer Michelle Wiggins William J. Gorta Nathan Hale Sophie Hanrahan Caroline Lise Howard Julie Ackerman Kaeli Ron Mott ^ Catherine Ann New Samuel Prentiss Nitze Michelle Bernadette O'Donnell Andrew Cole Pergam Aaron Lowenstein Rennie Susana Seijas # Benjamin Lawrence Stein Irena Choi Stern ^ Lisa Kristin Sweetingham

Alumni Donations

Class of 2005

Participation: 5% Walter P. Alarkon Theresa Anne Bradley Eva Yih-wha Chen Isabelle Sabrina Dupuis Laura Josefina French Rebekah Sarah Gordon Neil Samson Katz John Kolbrueck Keaveny Michael Ernest Kubin ^ Rattaphol Onsanit Tracey Belko Sawicki Ross Mitchell Schneiderman Adam Jason Schupak Sally Constance Sherry Lisa Ann Smith David I. Soloway George Hutchings Spencer Aparna Mukherjee Swarts

Donor Recognition Programs

Joseph Pulitzer Society: A Chapter of the 1754 Society

The Joseph Pulitzer Society honors Journalism School alumni who give to the school through trusts, estates or future gifts. Named for Pulitzer, who founded the Journalism School through his own estate plans, the society recognizes the vital role that benefactors have played over the last century in the school's emergence as the leader in journalism education and the crucial role they will play to ensure its continued pre-eminence. If you intend to include the Journalism School in your estate plans, please contact Sharon Meiri Fox at 212-854-5263 so that we can recognize your intentions. We gratefully acknowledge the following alumni for including the Journalism School in their estate plans. David Brown '37 Dorothy B. Diamond '41 Elizabeth Rich Folberth '95 Karen A. Gannett '79 Ed Gold '48 Len Iaquinta '67 Amos N. Jones '03 Alfred Orr Kelly '49 Christopher U. Light '62 Eric B. Marcus '84 Eve Orlans Mayer '52 Helen-Chantal Pike '83 James. W. Robins '73 Michael B. Rothfeld '71 Nicholas Scalera '64 Linda Hudson Scanlan '57 Allen Van Cranebrock '50 Sarah Jane Wachter '95 Mary B. Sullivan '42 Lester Tanzer '52 Welles Walker '86 Vicky Shek Zeitlin Gifts made in honor of: Jonnet S. Abeles '67 Prof. Judith K. Crist '45 Daniel J. Edelman '41 Dean Oz Elliot Prof. Samuel G. Freedman Robert P. Herzog Robert H. Ho John Holenberg Robert and Ruth Kavesh Penn Kimball Prof. Melvin Mencher Morton Mintz Prof. Victor S. Navasky Michael H. Stearns '70

Class of 1999

Participation: 13% Waziri Onibiyo Adio Heather Nicole Bandur Kirstin Kama Blakeley Kimberly Ann Buckley Gdula Charles Joseph Butler Simone S. Couture Karin Dauch John Joseph Doran ^ Peter Michael Edmonston Julia Elias Andrea Faye Elliott Julie Ann Englander Petti-Sae Fong Judah Jonathan Gould Angela Drobnic Holan Anna M. Kuchment Peter Francis Morello Stefanie Anne Mullin Katherine Thompson O'Connell Czerina Patel # Christine E. Puleo Rebecca Joy Raphael # Elizabeth Bales Rate Donna Marie Rosato Louise Alexis Rosen Alissa Tate Schmelkin Victoria Scanlan Stefanakos Jonathan Evan Stempel * Sean Carl Sullivan Leticia Sandra TheodoreGreene Kenneth John Thomas Eric Kenneth Unmacht Abigail Mantel Walch Erica Felice Wass Tanya Deborah Weinberg Laura Jane Williams Jennifer Wren Sandra Yin

Class of 2002

Participation: 6% Carla May Baranauckas Ryan Teague Beckwith Scott Michael Cacciola Sara Ashley Clemence Carolyn Elizabeth Davis Danielle Renee DiMartinoBooth ^ Mary Beth Diss Emily Park Dragun Nada Omar El Sawy Jane Flanagan Soyoung Ho Ruth Jacobs Maura Patricia McDermott Bryan McShane ^ Joan Ellen Quigley Alexandra Topaz ShimoBarry Sydney Jordan Steinhardt #

Class of 2006

Participation: 3% Mary-Rose P. Abraham Joseph Akira Ax Helen Marguerite Burggraf Rebecca Castillo ^ Brian Thomas Costa Ismaila Dieng Louise Adrienne Dobson Cara Dawn Fitzpatrick Moira Elizabeth Herbst Jack Douglas Horner Jr. # Aziza Askarovna Jamgerchinova Elsa Heidorn Partan Renee Ellen Rosen Catherine Mary Sharick Jennifer R. Strasburg Jana Winter

Companies that matched alumni gifts:

The school wishes to thank all alumni who leveraged their contribution with a companymatched gift. We received more than $43,000 in company matches from alumni this past fiscal year. A complete list of companies is included below. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please go to:, and simply enter your employer's name. Company names: Alcoa Foundation BlackRock, Inc. Helen K. and James S. Copley Foundation Deloitte Foundation Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Ericsson, Inc. The Ford Foundation Financial Security Assurance Inc. Gannett Foundation, Inc. GE Foundation IBM International Foundation Insurance Service Office, Inc. The Kiplinger Foundation Los Angeles Times Lord, Abbett & Company The McGraw-Hill Companies Foundation, Inc. Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc. Microsoft Corporation Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Newsweek, Incorporated The Northern Trust Company Charitable Trust The New York Times Company Foundation, Inc. Pearson Education The Pew Charitable Trusts Pfizer Foundation Piper Jaffray Companies, Inc. Reuters America Incorporated Scripps Howard Foundation The Shell Oil Company Foundation St. Petersburg Times Fund, Inc. TimeWarner Foundation, Inc. Union Bank of California Foundation Verizon Foundation Wachovia Foundation The Wallace Foundation The Walt Disney Company Foundation The Washington Post Company If you note any errors or omissions, please contact Sharon Meiri Fox at [email protected]

Class of 2003

Participation: 6% Jeannine Ngwe Befidi Michael Bobelian Graham Justin Buck Heather Colleen Burke Catherine H. Cantieri Aaron Arthur Chimbel Sarah Wyatt Elbert Jeffrey Samuel Grossman ^ Tracy Idell Hamilton Jessica Sarah Hogue Amos N. Jones Stephanie Claire Levitz Emilie Fredricks Lounsberry Itai Michael Maytal Diana Maryam Nikkah Harfouche Alexis Vaughan Robie Benjamin Harris Shpigel Angela Judith Uherbelau

Class of 2007

Participation: 2% Carolyn Cui Ryan Thomas Davis Howard Green Neil Irwin Julie Ann MacIntosh Levin Justin David Nobel Dwight Oestricher David Lee Ressel ^ Justine Juliet Sharrock Lauren Weber


Estate Estate Estate Estate Estate Estate Estate of of of of of of of Bluma Appel Florence K. Geffen John K. Lively John William Maxwell George F. and Margot N. Stickley Lorana O. Sullivan II Doris Wechsler

Class of 2000

Participation: 7% Daniel L. Ackman, Esq. Vasiliy A. Arkanov Daniel Justin Bases Paul Frank Beban Natalie J. Blaslov Leston John P. Bruggen Michael Joseph Caronna Blair Craddock Trenton Blencowe Daniel Deryl Andrew Davis Peter Domenic DeMarco Jessica Ellen Dial Fiona June Kirk # ^ Susan Kitchens Kwun Stephen Martin Lucey # Robert Alan Mank Kristen Ann McNamara Bruce I. Melzer Jennifer Maxfield Ostfeld ^ Michelle Barbara PhippsEvans Sheila Hanson Pierce Michael Jeffrey Weiss Michelle Marie Wong

Class of 2008

Participation: 5% Taleen Babayan Eliza Cooke Browning Alexia Sirota Brue Karla Ann Bruning Mirsada Buric Lindsey Whitton Christ Havovi Zubin Cooper Dimitra DeFotis Allison J. Fass Renee Kathrine Feltz Edward John Forbes Dr. Laura Ellen Forlano Paul D. Glader Martina Guzman Adam Edmund Hirsch Casey O'Connor Lyons Kristel Maria Mucino James Ashe Reardon Katya Soldak Jaclyn Sara Trop

Alumni Annual Fund in Memoriam

The following individuals were honored in 2008-2009 with gifts given to the Journalism School in their name. Gifts made in memory of: Roone P. Arledge Stanley Asimov '52 Aaron Arthur Chimbel '03 Michael T. Crawford '79 James W.R. Cormier '82 Jessica Faith Dignan Deacon Thomas Hartley Dorris '72 Professor Phyllis T. Garland Molly T. Ivins '67 Christopher Michael Lanzillotti '00 Alan Lupo '60 Kate MacIntyre '74 Larry Madden '86 Jane Manning '70 Eva Marer '99 John F. McWethy '70 Erwin D. Okun '60 Cary Stiff '64

Class of 2004

Participation: 6% Daniel Kadel Berrett Ryan David Blitstein John Celock # Ann Catherine Forte Alexander Michael Friedman Alexander Hall Haislip Reshma Kapadia Abigail Lane David Elliot Lieberman Jeannine Lee Miller Christopher Douglas Nichols Patrick Michael O'Connor Tanya Alina Rivero Jerome Luke Sherman Maria Isabel Soldevila Bradley Adam Sonneborn Eva von Schaper Mark Philip Whitehouse

Class of 2001

Participation: 6% Sandra Jennifer Adams Arun Kristian Das


* 1912 Society Member (10 years or more of consecutive giving)

^ Dean's Circle Member

# Class Annual Fund Agent


Class Notes


Herman (Hy) Hollinger ended a 36-year trade journalism career on Dec. 31, 2008. He spent 20 years at Variety/Daily Variety in two stints, first from 1953 to 1960, and then from 1979 to 1992. His career with the Hollywood Reporter began in 1992 and finished last year. He served in the Armed Forces Radio Service, worked for a suburban Philadelphia weekly and the defunct N.Y. Morning Telegraph before joining Warner Bros. Pictures as a publicist. Later he joined Paramount Pictures as a marketing executive, serving in London as European production publicity director.


John Strohmeyer writes, "I have kind thoughts about my year at Columbia J-School. I have sort of been around the barn in our chosen profession -- investigating Mafia for the Providence Journal, editor of the Bethlehem Pa. Globe-Times for 28 years, author of two nationally acclaimed books and working at present as writer (and fisherman)-in-residence at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Some honors: Nieman Fellow, Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, and an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Lehigh University, an institution I fought for tearing down good neighborhoods in Bethlehem. I will be turning 85 at the end of June. Instead of celebrating by parachuting out of an airplane as Father George Bush did at 85, I plan to observe the day by going combat fishing on Alaska's famed bear-infested Kenai River. Pray for me."

College for his service as a marketing and alumni relations consultant. Black was a sports columnist for Stars and Stripes in Tokyo and has covered the Olympics, the America's Cup and Offshore Powerboat Racing for AP, Agence FrancePresse and NBC. He was a contributing editor to Popular Science for 15 years, North American public relations manager for Swissair, and executive vice president of H.A. Bruno & Associates in New York. In 1995, he became an adjunct professor in FSC's Department of Communication. He was elected to the Executive Committee of the FSC National Alumni Board of Directors in 2006.

ored as an internationally respected American leader who came to the U.S. as an immigrant and made significant contributions.


Robert M. Smith, a former New York Times reporter, was featured in a New York Times article (May 25) about how, following the Watergate break-in, he received a tip from L. Patrick Gray, then-acting director of the FBI, about the culpability of former Attorney General John Mitchell, hinting at White House involvement. Smith delivered the information to Robert H. Phelps, an editor at the Times, and then left for Yale Law School the following day. The story was never pursued, and the Times missed a chance to get a jump on the greatest story of a generation.


Stewart Kampel, after a 45-year career as an editor at the New York Times and 31 years of teaching part time at the City College of New York and New York University, was recently inducted into the City College Communications Hall of Fame. Since leaving the Times, he has been freelancing for the 22-volume Encyclopedia Judaica as a writer and editor, and for Hadassah magazine as a feature writer and critic, among other assignments.

Media Studies and Public Relations at Hofstra University (N.Y.) was installed as the Lawrence Stessin Distinguished Professor in Journalism, named for a 1938 graduate of Columbia Journalism School. The fourth edition of his book, "Broadcast News and Writing Stylebook" (Allyn & Bacon, 2010), was just published, one of the most widely used books of its kind in the U.S.


Alex Belida is running Voice of America's Persian News Network -- seven hours of live TV via satellite each day. Molly S. Boast was appointed deputy assistant attorney general for civil matters in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. Since 2001 she has been a partner at the New York law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she leads the antitrust practice group. From July 1999 to June 2001, Boast was senior deputy director and director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition. Boast also served as the FTC's representative to the European Community/FTC/ Department of Justice's Merger Working Group.


Judith Crist was mentioned in the New York Times obituary for James Bellows, editor of the Herald Tribune, who died on March 6. "Under Mr. Bellows, blossoming writers like Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin and Judith Crist were given free reign," according to the obituary, which appeared on March 7, 2009.


Madeleine May Kunin was recognized with a National Leadership Award by the Merage Foundation for the American Dream and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at its annual dinner in Washington, D.C., on June 2. Kunin, former governor and deputy secretary of education, was hon-


Ric Cox has launched "Save Our Tribune!" (http:// saveourtribune.blogspot. com/) to serve as an online forum to suggest ways to restore the "World's Greatest Newspaper" to its former glory and to make it prosper in the digital age. He invites alumni to contribute their ideas.


Myron Belkind, in an interview with Darshan TV, a cable program for the IndianAmerican community in the Washington, D.C., area, discussed how his education at Columbia Journalism School and receiving a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship propelled him to a four-decade career internationally with the Associated Press.


Robert G. Black, who has spent 58 years in journalism and public relations, was recognized by Florida Southern


Anthony Marro received an honorary degree from the University of Vermont. A 1965 graduate of UVM, Marro is a Rutland native who got his start as a 16-year-old reporter with the Rutland Herald and went on to be a bureau chief and editor of Newsday. Victoria Schultz has been awarded a grant from the American Scandinavian Society for "creative writing and independent research" in Finland. Schultz will work on a memoir that will include little-known events of the German presence in Finland during WWII and after.



Robert H. Phelps at the age of 90 has written a memoir, "God and the Editor," which has received positive reviews and word-of-mouth chatter. It is already going into its second printing and a publisher in China is planning to have it translated. Phelps, a winner of the Pulitzer Traveling Scholarship for his class, was an instructor at the Journalism School when he was on the New York Times handling coverage of Watergate and the Pentagon papers as news editor of the Washington bureau. The book covers his 50-year newspaper career from World War II Navy combat correspondent to his last assignment as executive editor of the Boston Globe. Phelps, whose wife Betty died six years ago, lives and works out of their home in Lincoln, Mass.

Paul Janensch was appointed a professor emeritus of journalism on his retirement in June from the School of Communications faculty at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. He will continue to comment weekly on news media issues for WQUN-AM, the university's radio station, and in the fall of 2009 will conduct a senior seminar on the news media in other countries. In 1995, Janensch was the first print journalist to join the Quinnipiac faculty. He designed the graduate journalism program and taught journalism courses at all levels. Previously, he was the top editor of the CourierJournal in Louisville, Ky., the Journal News in Nyack, N.Y., and the Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Mass. As a reporter, he covered crime news in Chicago, the debate over the Vietnam War in Congress and civilrights marches in the South.


Robert Merry, president and editor-in-chief of Congressional Quarterly Inc., has been named one of the Top Innovators in Business Publishing by BtoB Media Business, which honors media executives who are constantly creating new products and services to build their audiences and generate revenue. A decade after joining Congressional Quarterly as managing editor, Merry was named CEO in 1997. Prior to joining CQ in 1987, Merry spent 12 years as a national correspondent in the Washington bureau of the Wall Street Journal. Merry is also the current chairman of the board of the Software & Information Industry Association, and he is the author of three books on American history and foreign policy.


L. Priscilla Hall was appointed to the Appellate Division, Second Department, to fill a vacancy in the state court that sits on Monroe Place in Brooklyn Heights. Hall is currently the administrative judge of the Civil Term in Brooklyn Supreme Court.


Robert Papper, chair of the Department of Journalism,


Howard Fineman recently delivered the Joe Creason Lecture at the University of


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Kentucky, speaking about "American Politics in the World of Obama." Fineman is a political journalist and columnist for Newsweek, NBC News and Barbara Kantrowitz is joining the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media at Teachers College, Columbia University, as an editor. Kantrowitz, an award-winning writer, contributing editor and Web columnist for Newsweek, worked for the newsweekly for two decades, producing dozens of cover stories on education, health and social issues. She was also managing editor of the Newsweek Kaplan College Guide and co-created the magazine's annual list of America's best high schools with Jay Mathews of the Washington Post. Previously, she worked for newspapers including the New York Times, Newsday, the Hartford Courant and the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as for People magazine. of the YMCA of Greater New York, 1852-2002," she also wrote "The Courage of a Community: Creating the Central Florida YMCA, 18852004." Last fall, she worked as a deputy field organizer for the Obama campaign in northeastern Pennsylvania. Mark Walters is an associate professor at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and has spent his career trailing the most horrible human infectious diseases to their animal roots. He is the author of "Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them." He earned a D.V.M. from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts.


Mary Ann Giordano was mentioned in a New York Times article on plans to move the press offices at police headquarters. "The Daily News's office was plastered with pictures of nude women, until Mary Ann Giordano, the paper's and the city's first female police bureau chief (and now a Times editor), and Alice McGillion, the police spokeswoman from 1980 to 1989, put their feet down."

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David Thorne has been confirmed as the next ambassador to Italy, replacing Ronald Spogli. Thorne is a co-founder of the Boston-based Adviser Investments, one of America's most highly regarded mutual fund firms. Thorne's father held a diplomatic position in Rome, where he also published a daily American newspaper. Thorne was 8 when the family moved to Italy. He later took over the editorship of his father's paper, the Daily American. He speaks fluent Italian, like his predecessor Spogli, as well as Spanish and French. Thorne and his former brother-in-law, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., wrote a book together, "The New Soldier" (Macmillan, 1971). When Kerry made his bid for the White House in 2004, Thorne was his campaign treasurer and head of Internet activities. Thorne has also been tapped as ambassador to San Marino, the tiny republic between the Emilia Romagna and Marche regions.

Lines," for the paper's regional section. Anisa Mehdi, president of Whetstone Productions and adjunct professor at Seton Hall University, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for the coming academic year to work on media training and empowerment in Jordan. Art of Strategy," now out in 10 different languages. Bose also wrote several Harvard Business School cases, serving as editor-in-chief of the McKinsey Quarterly, wrote the occasional Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal, and currently serves on the board of the Boston Symphony. He is in NYC or London every week, so would love to re-connect with J-School friends. Year Award for "best online or wire service story" (www. In May Rapoport also accepted the Excellence in Financial Journalism Award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants for his column "Lurking on the Balance Sheet" in the Wire Services, Accounting category. Julia Flynn Siler was a speaker at Harvard's 2009 Nieman Narrative Journalism conference, which took place in Boston in March. On April 23, she hosted a conversation with novelist and wine writer Jay McInerney at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. She was also a keynote speaker at Loyola University's Family Business Conference on April 23-24 in Chicago. The film rights for her book, "The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty" (Gotham, 2007), have just been optioned by a veteran Hollywood producer. She'd love to hear from J-School friends!


William H. Hamilton Jr. can now add Ph.D. to his name. He successfully defended his dissertation on college writing and culture on Dec. 5 at the University of Louisville. Hamilton is a professor at Jefferson Community and Technical College in Kentucky. Gil McDonald is senior contracts officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. He negotiates research agreements (i.e., contracts, subcontracts, confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, licensing agreements, clinical trials, etc.). He has been a career university research administrator since graduation, at Columbia, Howard University, University of Maryland, Bowie State University, and the National Safety Council. Larry Schoen was reelected in Nov. 2008 to a second term as county commissioner, Blaine County, Idaho, and is currently board chairman. As part of his duties, Larry participates in numerous local, regional and state organizations; board responsibilities include executive, legislative and quasi-judicial authority.


Susan Alaimo is the owner of S.A.T. SMART, which helps students on the SAT and other standardized tests that colleges use as part of the admission process. Alaimo, a mother of four, started the business out of her home in 1994. Previously, she juggled such careers as a reporter for the Associated Press in New York and as an adjunct professor at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg. Alaimo said she became an SAT preparation instructor because of her passion to teach others, while filling a need. For the last 10 years, Alaimo has served as an SAT teacher and college counselor at the Lewis School in Princeton. Neil Henry was named dean of the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, a post he has held on a transitional basis since 2007. Author of the 2007 book "American Carnival: Journalism Under Siege in an Age of New Media," Henry worked for 16 years as a metro, national and foreign correspondent for the Washington Post and was a staff writer for Newsweek magazine before joining the Berkeley faculty in 1993. "Pearl's Secret: A Black Man's Search for His White Family," Henry's autobiographical family history, was a finalist for the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association's top prize for nonfiction in 2002. Jeffrey Klein has started writing a blog with observations about the media business, from the demise of newspapers to the future of Facebook (themediabiz.


David Heim retired on May 1. He had been an associate editor at Fine Woodworking magazine since November 2005. Previously, Heim was one of the top editors at Consumer Reports magazine, since 1977.


Richard Wexler, a founder of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform,, has now served as that group's executive director for 10 years. The group seeks to change child welfare by changing media coverage of the issue. The trade journal Youth Today says Wexler "might be the most successful youth advocate out there in terms of landing his words on editorial pages around the country."


Ron Suskind was featured in the inaugural presentation of the Culture Project's "Blueprint for Accountability," a thought-provoking new monthly series that gathers the world's foremost political experts and today's most visionary artists in a series combining the best of investigative journalism with the best of the performing arts. Suskind's books include "The Way of the World," "The One Percent Doctrine" and "The Price of Loyalty, George W. Bush, the White House and the Education of Paul O'Neill." He won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for a series of articles in the Wall Street Journal that later became his first book, "A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League."


Kunda Dixit is the editor of Nepali Times weekly. He was a scientist before he became a journalist, researching the microbiological pathways of making biogas work in cold climates. He is the author of "Dateline Earth: Journalism As If the Planet Mattered." Ann Hagedorn received an honorary doctorate in May from Denison University. She is the author of four books and is currently under contract with Simon & Schuster to write a narrative nonfiction book on the privatization of the military in the 21st century, with the working title "Beyond Blackwater: A Saga of Neo-Mercenaries in the New Age of Empire." She was a reporter with the Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News and the San Jose Mercury News. Michael Rapoport of Dow Jones Newswires won a Business Journalist of the


Pamela (Pam) Bayless created concept and content for a new Web site launched in January: leroyaarons. com. The site went public prior to the debut of Leroy Aarons' screenplay "Prayers for Bobby" on Lifetime TV. Aarons, a Columbia Journalism School graduate and multifaceted journalist and writer, founded the National Association of Lesbian & Gay Journalists. Bayless continues to write for arts, educational, business and law organizations ranging from Arnold & Porter to the New York Philharmonic. In addition to her first book, "The YMCA at 150: A History


Michelle Johnson, a multimedia journalism professor and one of the founders of, the Boston Globe's Web site, is leaving Emerson College for Boston University, where she will be a multimedia professor and college adviser on online journalism. Kate Stone Lombardi has signed a contract with an imprint of Penguin to write a book about mothers and sons (take the survey at: Lombardi has been a regular contributor to the New York Times for 18 years. For seven years, she wrote a popular column, "County


Julia Ridgely has joined Prometheus Research, an innovator in database software, as principal solutions engineer. She is responsible for creating customer solutions, programs and services for the company's HTSQL software products. Most recently, she was a prod-


Partha Bose is working as senior partner in a large, international strategy consulting firm. He wrote a book titled "Alexander the Great's


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uct manager at GridPoint, Arlington, Va., a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and winner of many clean technology awards. There, she managed the product platform for GridPoint's distributed energy management solution. Andres Oppenheimer is the author of "Saving the Americas: The Dangerous Decline of Latin America and What the U.S. Must Do" (Random House Mondadori, Oct. 2007), which illustrates the dramatic changes in Latin America and the impact of America's indifference to the region. Oppenheimer is the Latin American editor and foreign affairs columnist with the Miami Herald. His syndicated column, "The Oppenheimer Report," appears twice a week in the Miami Herald and in more than 40 U.S. and Latin American newspapers, including La Nacion of Argentina and Reforma of Mexico. He is a regular political analyst with CNN en Español and a frequent guest at PBS' "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." He also hosts his own television talk show in Spanish on current events, "Oppenheimer Presenta." David Zeman was the editor of the Detroit Free Press investigative team that won a Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for their uncovering of a pattern of lies by Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. tion and editing of guest columns. Foskett joined the AJC in 1989 and served in a number of roles, including Washington correspondent, statehouse reporter, science writer and investigative reporter. He is the author of "Judging Thomas: The Life and Times of Clarence Thomas," published in 2004. Prior to joining the AJC he worked for Save the Children, a nonprofit in southern Africa. Regina Holmes is editorin-chief/content director of Investigative Voice, an investigative news Web site launched only 11 days after her former employer, the Baltimore Examiner (a 3-year-old daily newspaper), ceased publishing. The site updates at least six days a week and has all original reporting -- covering City Hall, crime, business and more. The current focus is Baltimore, but they plan to expand coverage to other northeast cities soon. They have received a lot of media coverage and already have a partnership with the local Fox affiliate. They have secured some advertisers and "virtual" subscribers. With a broad and consistent readership, they notched 20,000 visits and 50,000 page views in the first month of operation. Rob Parker has joined WDIV Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit. com as a sports columnist for Parker will write several columns each week exclusively for ClickOnDetroit in addition to contributing podcasts and blogs. Parker will also continue his regular weekly appearances on "Sports Final Edition" airing Sundays at 11:30 p.m. on Local 4. An award-winning sports columnist for more than 16 years, Parker has written for the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News, and his work has appeared in the New York Daily News, the Greenwich Time, the New Haven Register and the Cincinnati Enquirer, to name a few. He has been a regular contributor on "Sports Final Edition" on Local 4 since 1993, and his popular "Clubhouse Confidential" features have become a staple for Detroit sports fans. Parker is also a regular contributor on ESPN "First Take." Journalism for the story "The American Dream: Hanging by a Thread," which illustrates the plight of families driven into bankruptcy and other economic hardships and the struggle of declining wages, rising health care costs, soaring tuition and shrinking retirement funds. Lorne Manly is the entertainment editor of the New York Times. He oversees the cultural coverage of movies, television and videogames. Since coming to the Times in 2002, Manly has served in various editing and reporting positions, including media editor and film editor. During his stint as chief media writer, Mr. Manly got to hang out with the brain trust of "Lost," go to Qatar for the launch of Al Jazeera International, explore the corporatization of payola in the music business, chronicle the evolution of television product placement and profile a resurgent Paul Anka. In addition, he was a member of the team that examined the reporting of Jayson Blair at the Times and has contributed articles to The New York Times Magazine. Before joining the Times, Mr. Manly worked for the media news Web site, as well as for Folio: Magazine, Brill's Content, Adweek, Mediaweek and the New York Observer, as its media columnist. Micheline Maynard won the 11th annual Nathaniel Nash Award for the excellence of her journalism. The award is named for Nathaniel Nash, who died on assignment in a plane crash in Croatia 13 years ago. It is given to a New York Times correspondent or reporter "who excels in business or economic news, nationally or abroad." Maynard is a senior correspondent for the New York Times Business Day. Letters at the College of the Holy Cross. In addition to teaching duties in the English Department, she will work to bring other authors to campus for readings and lectures. Cohen is the author of four works of creative nonfiction and she is currently working on her fourth novel, titled "The Grief of Others." Diane Herbst was a finalist for a Genesis Award from the Humane Society of the United States for her piece "The Puppy Saver" in People magazine, on the Amish and puppy mills.


Bill Daley is a food and wine critic with the Chicago Tribune. He writes a weekly wine column, "Uncorked," for the Tribune's food section called Good Eating. His column in Sunday's Q section, "Daley Drink," answers questions from readers on wine, beer and spirits. He tapes a weekly video segment on food and wine that is displayed on the Web sites of the Chicago Tribune and other Tribune-owned newspapers. He also does a weekly spot on food and wine for WBBM-AM, the CBS all-news radio station. Daley arrived at the Tribune in 2004. Previously, he spent 13 years at the Hartford Courant in Connecticut, most recently as restaurant reviewer, as well as a food writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. He has been recognized twice for restaurant criticism by the Association of Food Journalists and has served as that organization's president from 2002 to 2004.


Susannah Patton is the author of "A Journey into Flaubert's Normandy" (2006). Patton is a former reporter for Dow Jones and the Associated Press, and a former senior writer for CIO Magazine. Steve Wolgast, news design editor for the New York Times, became adviser for the student newspaper and an instructor of journalism and digital media at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University in July. Wolgast has a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University. He has worked almost nine years for the Times, where he was named first advance layout editor in 2006. He previously served as a lecturer at the University of Akron, Ohio; wire and design editor in Casper, Wyo.; had international experience as a reporter in Tallinn, Estonia; and worked as a photographer for the Topeka Capital-Journal.


Carol Leonetti Dannhauser has launched, a daily Web destination for teens who love to cook and eat. Dannhauser is the author of four books, including one on health and nutrition ("I Need to Get into Shape, Now What?!"), and has two Emmy nominations. Her national television series for teens, "Now You're Cookin!," is in development. Her two teen-aged sons join her in the kitchen each day at home in Connecticut, where she founded the Writers Workshop of Fairfield. Henry Fuhrmann was promoted to assistant managing editor at the Los Angeles Times, in charge of copy desks, standards and the library, and will report to editor Russ Stanton. Fuhrmann was the Times' first senior copy chief for the Web and helped shape strategy for posting stories and photos to the Web quickly and efficiently while maintaining accuracy and fairness. He joined the Times in 1990 and has worked as senior copy chief in business, deputy business editor, assistant business editor, copy editor and news editor. He previously worked at Newsday, where he was a member of the first class of Metpro copy editors.


Ken Foskett is the new opinions editor for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He expands his duties from his role as commentary editor overseeing selec-


Mira Lowe is editor in chief of JET, the world's number one AfricanAmerican newsmagazine. Started in 1951 by Johnson Publishing Co. in Chicago, the publication today boasts more than 9 million weekly readers. Lowe oversees all aspects of editorial content, staffing and direction on both print and digital platforms. She plans to introduce new features in print and to expand JET's presence online. Lowe's journalism career spans more than 20 years in the areas of management, editing, writing and production. Prior to joining Johnson Publishing in 2007, Lowe was the associate editor for recruitment at Newsday, a daily newspaper headquartered on Long Island, where she was responsible for recruitment and hiring; staff development; and directing internship and training programs. She joined Newsday in 1989 as a copy editor and over the years became a supervisory editor on the news, business and features desks.


Susanne Althoff was named editor of The Boston Globe Magazine. Althoff, formerly the senior assistant magazine editor, joined the Globe in late 2003 to help relaunch the magazine. In 2007, Althoff was part of a team that created Lola magazine, the Globe's free niche publication for women. She also serves as Lola's editorial director. Before joining the Globe, Althoff was the executive editor of Natural Health magazine. Lauren Ashburn, executive producer, managing editor of "USA Today Live," is hosting a weekly segment called "Silver Linings," part of a new partnership with the "CBS Early Show." There will be two segments each Saturday, one at 7:48 a.m. and one at 8:48 a.m.


Yosef Abramowitz moved from Boston to Kibbutz Ketura in Israel three years ago. A firm that Abramowitz established, Arava Power Company (APC), has been awarded the first commercial license to a completely private company to produce solar-powered electricity to be fed into Israel's electricity grid. The installation is expected to be the largest photo-voltaic solar energy field in the world. Leah Hager Cohen has been named the new William H.P. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American


Jim Mackinnon was on the Akron Beacon Journal team that was awarded a 2009 Casey Medal for Meritorious


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Evelyn Castillo-Bach has launched Collegiate Nation, an independent Web site exclusively for college students (www.collegiatenation. com). The goal is to empower students by connecting their ideas and talents to the world. Jere Williamson Downs is running the San Diego Marathon on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training. The run honors the nearly four-year chemo journey of her 8-year-old son, Georgie, to successfully battle Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. When she is not rock climbing, camping or snow boarding with Georgie, Downs covers labor and manufacturing for the Louisville Courier-Journal. Malcolm Foster was appointed Associated Press bureau chief in Tokyo. Based at the Asia-Pacific regional desk in Bangkok since 2005, Foster helped strengthen and expand coverage of the fast-expanding economies of the Far East and South Asia, assigning and editing stories and overseeing a team of business writers from Mumbai to Singapore. After working at Bloomberg News in Tokyo and New York for six years, Foster joined the AP in 1999 at the cooperative's International Desk in New York. Tom Rinaldi of ESPN was honored with a Motorsports Journalism Award of Excellence for a feature on Jerome Davis. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship to the school of their choice and Rinaldi selected Columbia Journalism School. Rinaldi also won a Deadline Club Award for Feature Reporting with colleagues from ESPN "Outside the Lines" for the report "The Lyman Bostock Tragedy." Amy Wang is now an assistant features editor at the Oregonian; she is also writing and reporting for the Oregonian's parenting blog, Omamas (oregonlive. com/omamas). She would love to get in touch with other alumni who blog about parenting. Josephine Marcotty, Warren Wolfe and Maura Lerner. Chen, who is Malaysian, spent most of her post-JSchool life working for the Asian Wall Street Journal in Southeast Asia before marrying a Minnesotan and moving to Minneapolis. Efrem Graham is a news anchor and reporter with CBN News (Va.). He was formerly with the ABC owned and operated station in Toledo, Ohio. Solly Granatstein won the Loeb Award in the Television Enterprise Category for "The Wasteland," his "60 Minutes" piece with Scott Pelley and Nicole Young. Craig LaBan, restaurant critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, has been nominated for a 2009 James Beard Foundation Award in Newspaper Feature Writing Without Recipes for "The Tender and the Tough." Ting-Li Wang is an awardwinning photographer who has been on the staffs of the New York Times and the Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.). She covered her first national political campaign for the New York Times with Democratic presidential candidates John Edwards and John Kerry in 2004. Photographing Costa Rica, Cuba, Bali and China for the Travel section rank among her favorite assignments. After working six years at the New York Times, Ting-Li joined the faculty at Shantou University's Cheung Kong School of Journalism and Communication in Guangdong Province, China. She taught basic and advanced photojournalism, focusing on picture stories reflecting life in rural China. Katherine Yung won the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award for Breaking News Reporting for two stories in one day for the Free-Press. Larry Dignan is editor in chief of ZDNet and editorial director of ZDNet's sister site, TechRepublic. He was most recently executive editor of news and blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in, [email protected] Week, the New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. Scott Albert Johnson is a songwriter, singer, and harmonica player. Johnson left home at age 18 to attend college at Harvard, where he kicked field goals for the football team (he still ranks highly on the school's career kick-scoring list). It was while performing with artists he admired -- including Dorothy Moore, Bloodkin, Jerry Joseph and R.E.M.'s Mike Mills among many others -- that Johnson began work on his debut CD, "Umbrella Man," which was released in 2007. ing was a finalist for a Loeb Award. He covered business at newspaperx in Florida and Connecticut, and also worked at Worth magazine. Father Joseph Fedora celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination as a Maryknoll missionary at the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America headquarters. After his ordination on May 5, 1984, he served in Peru through 1990 as pastor and associate pastor of St. Peter's Cathedral in Juli. He later worked in Los Angeles before completing his education and serving as editor of "Maryknoll" magazine for two years. In 1998, he returned to Peru to minister to people with HIV/AIDs, leading retreats for HIV-positive people and those who work with them. Fedora continues to report and write for the organization's publications. Katie Galloway was awarded (with her co-producer/ director Kelly Duane de la Vega) the HBO documentary films fellowship for their documentary "Better This World" (in production), which includes $10,000 and a year of support/services from Film Independent. Galloway was also named "filmmaker in residence" at the Investigative Reporting Program of U.C. Berkeley's Journalism School -- a fellowship that will support her work on "Better This World" from June 2009 to June 2010 and includes a $25,000 stipend plus office space at Frontline's west coast headquarters. Matthew Karnitschnig won a Deadline Club Award in Spot News Reporting as a member of the Wall Street Journal team that wrote "Crisis on Wall Street as Lehman Totters, Merrill Is Sold, AIG Seeks to Raise Cash." Mana Lumumba-Kasongo wrote an article for the Women's Media Center on her medical work in rural Kenya. Lumumba-Kasongo is board-certified emergency physician and co-founder of the Black Star News, a weekly investigative newspaper in New York City. Dr. Kasongo received her medical degree from Rush Medical School, completed her residency in emergency medicine from New York University in 2006, and is currently an attending physician at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. Viveca Woods and her firm VMW Public Relations, LLC, earned a Gold Mercury Award from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The accolade was presented to VMW PR for its work in the media relations for-profit category. The company's efforts on the campaign titled "Advancing Secondary Ticket Market Credibility and Transparency among Mainstream Audiences," was designed to change the stigma that has long been associated with the evolving ticket resale industry. The regional awards program received more than 60 entries overall. the Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" was based, is faring in India and he said that a "sure-shot indication that it's expected to be more popular now is the fact that the pirated version is now being sold by urchins (the real-life counterparts of the characters in the movie) at traffic lights across Mumbai. Since India doesn't really have an authoritative best-seller list, the titles at traffic lights are the only real marker we have of popular taste." Arik Hesseldahl was a finalist for the New York Deadline Club Awards in the Science, Technology, Medical or Environmental Reporting category for his article "Unconnected America" in Mary Lynn F. Jones covers public policy, newsroom and business issues for PRESSTIME. She was previously online editor and features editor for the Hill, and a senior editor for The American Prospect. Roland Jones is a KnightBagehot Fellow for 20092010. Jones is an editor and producer for the business news section of MSNBC. com, where he manages breaking news, edits stringers and writes a weekly column on the automotive industry. Juliet Macur of the New York Times won the Associated Press Sports Editors "Best Writing of 2008" Breaking News award for newspapers with a circulation over 250,000. Lauren Thompson recently finished a five-month stint post directing in New Zealand on the documentary series "I Survived." Thompson is taking the summer off to pursue a yoga teacher certification in Mexico and returns to New York in the fall, directing on various programs for the Food Network and celebrity chef Bobby Flay. She is also in post-production on her own independent documentary film "N.O. Justice," following several characters through New Orleans' criminal justice system post-Katrina.


Gaiutra Bahadur is freelancing (New York Times Book Review, the Nation, Ms.) and working on a book project. More at www. Heather Boerner left newspapers five years ago to specialize in health, real estate and business writing for publications including the San Francisco Chronicle, Yoga Journal, Registered Nurse magazine, Yahoo! Hot Jobs and The Magazine Group. She is also a freelance business development coach who specializes in helping former newspaper reporters learn the freelance ropes: setting hourly rates, identifying the type of work they would like to do and learning to query their dream publications. She can be reached at Andrew Conte and his colleague Luis Fabregas won first place in the Excellence in Health Care Journalism Awards for their series "Transplanting Too Soon" in the Pittsburgh TribuneReview, about how hundreds of patients each year undergo liver transplants when they don't need them. Wendell Edwards is the weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for Eyewitness News 5 (Oklahoma City). Previously, he was a general assignment reporter with KHOU 11 News in Houston. He also reported and anchored for WOOD-TV News 8 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and WIS News-10 in Columbia, S.C. Naresh Fernandes, editor of Time Out India, was interviewed in the New York Times Book Review (3/8/09) about how the book "Q & A," on which


Loch Adamson won a Deadline Club Award in News, Series or Investigative Reporting with colleagues Allan T. Chen and Jo Wrighton for their article "Sovereign Wealth Funds" in Institutional Investor. Jon Chesto was honored as one of the two best business columnists by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, in newspaper with a circulation under 125,000. Chesto is business editor of the Patriot Ledger and writes a column for the Weekend Ledger called Mass. Market. Chesto also supervises the business section, which was selected as one of the three that won "general excellence" awards in the same circulation category. Chesto was previously a business news reporter for the Boston Herald and had worked for other newspapers in Massachusetts and in his native Connecticut. Paul Davies, a longtime business reporter, is the deputy editor of the editorial page at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Prior to that, he was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, covering health care and later, white-collar crime. He spent seven years at the Philadelphia Daily News, where his series of stories on predatory lend-


Nancy (Grimes) Cogar has been named as the new senior services coordinator at the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cogar is joining a new major library initiative with the sole purpose of assessing and developing self-sustaining and relevant programs to meet the needs of Chattanooga's elderly community.


May Yee Chen was part of a team at the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune that won the National Headliner Award for Health/medical/science writing for "Your Choice: Health Care's New Era." Other members of the team were


Olivia Barker is expecting her first child, a boy, and relocating to Pennsylvania where her husband works as an editor for Rodale magazines. She will continue to work for USA Today.


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Molly Thomas-Meyer is a medical doctor, having passed all her exams at the University of London in June.


Trenton Daniel and Kathleen McGrory '06 of the Miami Herald (along with colleague David Ovalle) won first place in the National Awards for Education Reporting in the breaking news category. The winning series was about a melee involving police and students at an inner-city high school. Daniel, a staff writer with the Miami Herald since 2003, spent part of this winter in Iraq. During a sevenweek stint with McClatchy Newspapers, he wrote about the country's provincial elections, the trial of Iraq's shoe-throwing journalist, and the U.S. military's peacebrokering efforts. Stuart Elliott was married to Julie Satow on May 23 at the Plaza Hotel. Elliott is the editor in chief and an owner of The Real Deal, a real estate magazine in New York and Miami. Satow is the business editor of the Huffington Post. Daphne Eviatar is a freelance journalist based in New York and a contributing editor at The American Lawyer magazine, where she was previously a staff writer. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Newsweek International, The Nation, Mother Jones, Legal Affairs and Dissent, among others. Before becoming a journalist, she worked as a children's rights lawyer and as a unionside labor lawyer. Stephan Faris wrote about the Italian actor Robert Benigni in The New Yorker magazine (June 1, 2009). David Freddoso has joined the Washington Examiner as an investigative writer. Freddoso has been covering Congress for National Review Online. During the 2008 presidential race, Freddoso wrote the New York Times best-seller "The Case Against Barack Obama." Before joining NRO, Freddoso spent three years assisting Washington political columnist Robert Novak. He's also covered Congress for Human Events. He studied classical Greek at Notre Dame before enrolling at the Journalism School. Joon-Nie Lau is a lecturer at the Nanyang Technological University's Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information in Singapore, where she teaches overseas reporting, TV news production and media practices and professions. For 15 years,


Lau was a broadcast journalist, TV and online news producer, and editor at Channel NewsAsia and its predecessor stations in Singapore. Jen Lin-Liu and her husband Craig Simons will be heading to Boston in August for his Knight Journalism Fellowship at M.I.T. for 20092010. Lin-Liu will travel back and forth between Boston and Beijing to work on her second book and oversee her cooking school, Black Sesame Kitchen (www., located just north of the Forbidden City in the old preserved parts of Beijing. Tony Maciulis, a producer at the CBS Evening News, interviewed Katie Couric about the art of the interview. It was the lead video for YouTube's new Reporters' Center channel. Elena Molinari is U.S. correspondent for Avvenire and author of the nonfiction book "Potere Rosa, donne al comando del mondo" (Ancora del Mediterraneo, 2008). She is at work on her second book. Kristi Nelson has been awarded the 2009 Gracie for Outstanding Feature -- Hard News Program, Market 1-25. Her entry, "Reading, Writing, Forgiveness," profiles a survivor of the 1999 Wedgwood Baptist church shooting in Fort Worth, Tex. Nearly 10 years later, she is a teacher and shares the message of tragedy and heroes with her students as part of their learning process. The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of electronic media, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in entertainment, commercials, news, features and other programs. Lydia Polgreen of the New York Times won a Livingston Award for Young Journalists for International Reporting. With her three-part series "The Spoils," Polgreen focused on tin and uranium to explain an ironic tragedy in which exploitation of Africa's natural resources wealth often brings violence and poverty. The awards, which carry a prize of $10,000, are limited to journalists under the age of 35 and are the largest all-media, general-reporting prizes in the country.

Kelly Choi hosts Bravo's new "Top Chef Masters" show. Choi, a former Ford model, was the host of local NYC food show "Eat Out New York" and of "Secrets of New York." The new show will pit 24 of the best chefs around the globe against one another in a chance to win $100,000 for charity. William Murray spent the summer of 2008 imbedded in Iraq as a freelance journalist and his published articles from his time in Iraq can be viewed at www. Following graduation, Murray worked for "Bloomberg News" in both Washington, D.C., and London. Murray has returned to Capital Hill as a correspondent for an energy intelligence organization. Gabrielle Middaugh Pascoe is director of new media for "Dr. Phil" and "The Doctors" (In a nutshell, she runs the Web sites). For the second year in a row, Dr. has won the Gracie Award, presented by the American Women in Radio and Television. Donna Rosato is a senior writer at Money magazine, where she writes the "Money Helps" column and covers consumer advocacy issues, workplace topics and travel trends. Prior to joining Money, she worked at USA Today covering the airline industry and the stock market. At USA Today, she worked on investigative projects, including an award-winning series with a colleague about the sexual harassment of female air traffic controllers. Prior to J-School, she worked as a management consultant on aviation and media projects at Booz Allen & Hamilton. Rosato also wrote for the New York Times and SmartMoney before joining Money in August 2003. Stephen Totilo is joining as the site's deputy managing editor. Kotaku is a blog that focuses on video games. Totilo has been covering video games full time since 2005, when MTV made him the first beat reporter for games at MTV News for their Web site and to work on on-air stories. He's run the influential gaming blog MTV Multiplayer. He's also written about games for Slate and the New York Times.

Gabriel Sama has received a John S. Knight Fellowship to study at Stanford during the 2009-10 academic year. Fellows pursue independent courses of study, participate in special seminars and work on individual journalism projects, and Sama plans to explore digital journalism projects using multi-platform publication: the Web, cell phones, billboards, videos and audio. Sama is a senior consultant at Innovation International Media Consulting Group in San Antonio. Daniel Simmons is a reporter at the Chicago Tribune. Irina Slutsky is an inaugural member of the International Academy of Web Television, which aims to address the concerns of the online video community. The IAWTV is about providing legitimacy to the Web television space, establishing best practices and labor standards, and providing resources for emerging talent. In March, the academy hosted the Streamy awards in Los Angeles, Calif. PBS MediaShift launched a new monthly video roundtable called 5Across hosted by Mark Glaser. The inaugural show covered online video with Geek Entertainment TV's Irina Slutsky and others. Michelle Wong is working with the Innocence Project in New Orleans. Michael Yeh completed an M.S. degree in epidemiology in 2007 and recently graduated with a doctorate in medicine (M.D.) from SUNY Buffalo. He is now starting a combined residency program in emergency medicine/internal medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. After graduating from J-School, Yeh worked as an online news producer at Newsday. com from 2000 to 2001. He also worked briefly as a project coordinator for the T.W. Wang Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Chinese-American Issues at CUNY Queens College and producer for Pacifica Radio's "Democracy Now!"

Jaime Bedrin and Scott Dodd M.A. '07 welcomed their first son, Henry Asher Dodd, on March 1. Daren Briscoe was appointed deputy associate director of public affairs for the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Briscoe was a reporter for Newsweek magazine and covered the presidential campaign. On October 9, 2008, two '01 couples welcomed sons a few hours apart. Lenora Chu and Rob Schmitz welcomed their son, Rainer. A few hours, later Amy Rubin and Stefan Knerrich welcomed their son, Liam. It's the first child for both couples. Lenora and Rob, married since 2004, live in Los Angeles, Calif. Lenora freelances in radio and print, most regularly for "Marketplace" and "CNN-Money." Rob is the Los Angeles bureau chief for NPR affiliate KQED and is a regular contributor to NPR, PRI's "The World," and "Marketplace." Amy and Stefan, married since January 2006, live in Brooklyn, N.Y. Prior to Liam's birth, Amy worked as a freelance field producer and co-producer for PBS' "FRONTLINE." Stefan is a documentary film editor and cinematographer. He is also a consultant with the Anti-Defamation League and an adjunct professor at the J-School. Rainer and Liam met for the first time in Los Angeles in January 2009. Brandis Griffith won two Emmys from the National Capital Chesapeake Chapter in June. The awards were for News Feature-Light Series, on a report called "The Great Trash Challenge." The other award was for News Series; Griffith produced an hourlong special report called Drive to Stay Alive about teen driving. "Drive to Stay Alive" also won the coveted Community Service Award, for the station. Philip Klein is the Washington correspondent for The American Spectator, where he writes for the monthly print edition and contributes to the daily Web site and blog. Prior to joining the Spectator, Klein worked for more than three years as a reporter at the New York bureau of Reuters, where he covered financial news. Klein's writing and commentary have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Dallas Morning News, the Politico

and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution among other publications. Julia Lyon was awarded an International Reporting Project (IRP) Fellowship, which provides mid-career U.S. journalists with opportunities to do a nine-week in-depth overseas reporting project. Lyon will report from Thailand. Sambath Reach was appointed chief of public affairs for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Formerly a press officer, Reach will be responsible for media relations and provision of public information on the workings of the ECCC. Reach is also a lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication at the Royal University of Phnom Penh and formerly worked for 12 years with the Phnom Penh Bureau of Agence France Presse (AFP). Amy Webb has launched Knowledgewebb (http://, a site offering hands-on training, 125+ self-directed courses, ongoing webinars and more for everyone working in media and communications. Members receive unlimited hands-on training in a very easy-to-use setting, interactive live webinars and chat sessions, and access to experts in a dozen different subject areas. Columbia J-School grads receive 40 percent off membership, or $80 for the year. (The full rate is $129.) To receive the discount, you must use Coupon Code COLUMBIA09 during checkout.


Ryan Teague Beckwith is the deputy editor of, a Web site owned by the Roll Call Group in Washington, D.C. Sara Clemence is co-founder of Recessionwire. The Web site, which launched in February, offers news, advice and perspective on the downturn, and spotlights "new entrepreneurs" who have emerged in the recession. It has been featured in the New York Times, CNN "American Morning," and other major media outlets. Matthew Cole has joined the investigative unit at ABC News as an investigative producer. His nonfiction narrative that expands on an article that appeared in GQ about Robert Seldon Lady and the extraordinary rendition of Abu


Alexis Barnes and her husband welcomed their son Michael Anthony Barnes Brown on July 30, 2008. It is their first child. Barnes lives in Savannah, Ga., and works as writer/speechwriter for the president of the Savannah College of Art and Design.


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Omar was published in May by Simon & Schuster. Alison Stacy Damast was married to Jason Michael Dolinger on May 16 at Oheka Castle in Huntington, N.Y. Damast is a staff writer in Manhattan for BusinessWeek. com and BusinessWeek magazine, part of the McGraw-Hill Companies, where she specializes in higher education. She is a soprano with the Manhattan Choral Ensemble. Dolinger is a senior consultant at Lab49, a technology consultancy in Manhattan; he builds software for investment banks. Jason Dearen is a reporter with the AP Bureau in San Francisco. Michael Gartland and Rob Weiss have produced a documentary, "Yankeeland: In the Shadow of the Stadium," a story about the people who live and work around the old ballpark and the fans who visit it. The last game at the old Yankee Stadium was played on Sept. 22, 2008. Over the course of the final season there, fans came to pay their last respects. To view the trailer: www. Harvey Kipnis was appointed managing director of OgilvyOne and will drive continued growth of one-to-one marketing (digital marketing, direct marketing, CRM, loyalty and new practices built around "The Long Tail"). He will continue to lead his portfolio of OgilvyOne accounts, including IBM demand generation and TD Ameritrade. Alana Newhouse is editorin-chief of, a daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas and culture. Launched in June 2009, it's a project of the not-for-profit Nextbook Inc. and the sister organization of Nextbook Press, which publishes a line of Jewishthemed books. Before joining Nextbook, Newhouse was the culture editor of the Forward, where she supervised coverage of books, films, dance, music, art and ideas. She also started a line of Forward-branded books with W.W. Norton and edited its maiden publication, "A Living Lens: Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the Forward." Alan Rappeport is a reporter at the Financial Times, covering everything from economics to Bernie Madoff. Lynette Wilson was named staff writer for Episcopal Life Media, the Web and printbased news operation of the national Episcopal Church. Wilson joined the diocese in June 2007. She was a reporter on the Pensacola (Florida) News Journal from 2004 to 2006, where she was a team finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Hurricane Ivan. She has also worked as a journalist at the News-Star in Monroe, La., the Meridian Star in Meridian, Miss., and interned at the Christian Science Monitor. Aina Hunter was recognized by the New York Association of Black Journalists for "Crossing Over: Black Republicans," which she wrote for Essence magazine. Mara McGinnis and Karl Bauer were married July 3 at St. Mary of the Snows Church in Otter Lake, N.Y. McGinnis is the executive director of public relations and communications at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Bauer is a senior field producer for MTV Networks in Manhattan. They were high school sweethearts, but by their sophomore year in college, they had gone their separate ways. Having lost touch completely for five years, they randomly bumped into each other in October 2000, on Broadway in Morningside Heights. By the end of their conversation, they learned that they were both graduate students at Columbia. In January this year, Bauer proposed in the same spot on Broadway where they became reacquainted in 2000. Itai Michael Maytal was married to Alizah Zissel Diamond on June 7 at the New York Botanical Garden. Maytal is the First Amendment fellow at the New York Times. His work includes assisting the legal department in defending libel actions and litigating access to courts and freedom-ofinformation issues. Diamond is a litigation associate in Manhattan at the law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis. Joe Sunnen is a sports reporter for the Bellingham Herald. Sunnen started at the Herald in 2005. He previously worked at the TimesNews in Twin Falls, Idaho. Sunnen won first place in long feature writing in the 2006 Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest and honorable mention in explanatory writing in the 2005 Associated Press Sports Editors contest. Dawn Weiner was married to Andrew Siff on June 21 at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Weiner works in Manhattan as the senior producer for politics and specials of Fox News Radio. Siff is a news reporter for WNBC-TV in New York. an hour-long documentary on "This American Life" that looked at the rise and fall of a former federal prosecutor who tried the government's first post-9/11 terrorism trial, only to see the government reverse the convictions a year later and put him on trial for prosecutorial misconduct. Chandra Conway is the associate producer of "The Released," a "FRONTLINE" documentary that will air April 28. In this follow up to the groundbreaking 2005 film "The New Asylums," "FRONTLINE" examines what happens to the mentally ill when they leave prison and why they return at such alarming rates. The intimate stories of the released -- along with interviews with parole officers, social workers and psychiatrists -- provide a rare look at the lives of the mentally ill as they struggle to stay out of prison and reintegrate into society. Kristen Hinman, staff writer for Riverfront Times (Village Voice Media), in St. Louis, Mo., took first place in the "Newspaper Feature Writing Without Recipes" category of the James Beard Foundation Awards for her story "The Pope of Pork." Published in the November 27, 2008, issue of the Riverfront Times, the story profiles Russ Kremer, a southwest Missouri native who founded a hog-farming collective committed to sustainable agriculture methods. David Johnson is the research editor at San Francisco magazine. Sports Editors in the breaking news category for a story in the Miami Herald about Myron Rolle, a Florida State University football player who won a Rhodes Scholarship. Chris Korman was named sports editor of the HeraldTimes (Bloomington, Ind.), where he has been a sports reporter and columnist for nearly three years. Previously, Korman worked as an intern for Sports Illustrated. As sports editor, Korman will lead a staff of eight journalists in covering sports for the Herald-Times and Kathleen McGrory and Trent Daniel '00 of the Miami Herald (along with colleague David Ovalle) won first place in the National Awards for Education Reporting in the breaking news category. The winning series was about a melee involving police and students at an inner-city high school. Jina Moore will have a piece reprinted in "Best American Science Writing 2009," to be published in September. Her article, about doctors who treat torture survivors in Queens, got its start, and best editing, in Stephen Fried's magazine writing seminar. Antonio Neves has joined up with MSN and NBC NextMedia to host the new business program "Cool Runnings" on MSN's new small business portal, "Business on Main." Neves has been traveling across the country profiling innovative businesses, and the first three episodes are up on Pike Place Fish, Zappos and SkullCandy. Also, the acclaimed documentary Neves produced this past winter, "Heart of the City: Chicago's War on Violence," narrated by Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, is going to series, and Neves recently completed development on the new "Heart of the City" franchise. Matt Nippert won the "Crime and Justice" magazine section of the Qantas Media Awards for his "Lord of the Flies"-esque boot camp story "Escape from Alcatraz," published in the New Zealand Listener. Before the award was announced, Nippert was bought out of his staff writer job by the Listener. He now freelances book and film reviews and works as a producer for the breakfast show on Radio Live. Shira Schoenberg is working as the City Hall reporter for the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire, where she has worked since graduation. She got married in November to Greg Bunimovich. Also at the end of 2008, Shira won the Monitor's annual Publisher's Award, which recognized the overall quality of her work at the Monitor.


Charis Anderson, a reporter with the Standard-Times (New Bedford, Mass.) will be taking over the New Bedford beat, covering the city of 100,000. Lisa Desai and Tara Kyle produced a video for on Iraqi refugees in Syria. Don Duncan M.A. '08 has moved to Beirut where he will cover Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Cyprus as a freelancer print, radio, multimedia and TV breaking news and features writer. He has also been named Lebanon correspondent for The Media Line, a U.S.-based nonprofit news organization dedicated to promoting independent reporting in the Middle East. Duncan was recently awarded The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund to report on the first stirrings of a Maoist-style guerrilla insurgency among exiled Bhutanese refugees resident in eastern Nepal, and investigate threat that insurgency poses to the newly installed constitutional monarchy in Bhutan. V.V. Ganeshananthan M.A. '07 will teach at the University of Michigan as the Zell Visiting Professor of Creative Writing this fall. Her first novel, "Love Marriage" (Random House, 2008), has been long listed for the Orange Prize and was one of Washington Post Book World's Best Books of 2008. Jennifer Redfearn won the Jury Award at the Media that Matters Film Festival for "The Next Wave," a short version of her feature length film "Sun Come Up," about climate refugees in the South Pacific. Courtney Reimer was featured in a New York Times article on apartment hunting in New York City. Amanda Rivkin is a freelance photographer based in Chicago. She recently was the sole photographer to shadow former Illinois


Maria Giovanna Drago has been freelancing for several Indian publications. Recent stories include, in India Abroad: profiles of novelist and editor Rakesh Satyal and of the rock band Bamboo Shoots; and in Khabar magazine: a pre-Oscar interview with Anil Kapoor of "Slumdog Millionaire" and an in-depth look at the current state of various working relationships between the mainstream Hindi film industry and Hollywood. Dan Evans was appointed director of editorial for four Times Community News titles in Southern California, including the Glendale NewsPress, Burbank Leader, Crescenta Valley Sun and La Canada Valley Sun. Evans most recently served as online news editor for the Hollywood Reporter. Evans got his start as a reporter for the Ontario Our Times weekly newspaper, a now-defunct title of Times Community News, before moving on to the San Francisco Examiner, where he covered crime and the courts. He also worked at the Los Angeles Daily Journal and was a senior investigator for the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission. Heather Hegedus has been promoted to weekend morning anchor at WFSB/Channel 3 (Hartford, Conn.). Hegedus joined the station two years ago and previously worked at WSYR in Syracuse and WIVT/WBGH Binghamton. Allison Hoffman and Alana Newhouse '02 have launched Tablet, a new online magazine (www. It will cover a wide range of news and features about Jewish issues and ideas, as well as continuing the strong arts and culture coverage that distinguished, its predecessor site.


Theresa Bradley was awarded an International Reporting Project (IRP) Fellowship, which provides mid-career U.S. journalists with opportunities to do a nine-week in-depth overseas reporting project. Bradley will report from Brazil. Rebecca Kim Rosenberg was married to Justin David Soffer on June 28 at Gedney Farm in New Marlborough, Mass. Rosenberg is a freelance writer and video producer of marketing and promotional materials. She works in Manhattan. Until last year, she was an associate field producer on "The Colbert Report." Soffer is a vice president of subscriber marketing at in Manhattan.


Petra Bartosiewicz M.A. '06 won the Newswomen's Club of New York 2008 award for best radio program, for "The Prosecutor,"


Brian Costa was honored by the Associated Press


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Governor Rod Blagojevich as he flew to and from Springfield for his impeachment trial his final day in office for a front page story in the New York Times ( Washington, D.C., and had a ringside seat to President Barack Obama's address to Congress. Matt Kennard, who as a student in the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism wrote his master's project about white supremacists in the U.S. military, received the Nation Institute's Investigative Fund to research the topic and it was published on the front page of Rachel King is ZDNet's Reviews blogger, reporting on digital cameras, camcorders and software. King has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Alex Lang is a reporter with the Dominion Post (W.V.). Matt Mabe is writing reports for Foreign Policy from Afghanistan. He enrolled at the J-School after spending a decade in the U.S. Army, including two tours in Iraq. The Army recalled Mabe for a third yearlong deployment in the region. He was profiled in the Spring/Summer 2009 issue of 116th & Broadway. Elizabeth Méndez Berry taught "Writing about Popular Music" during the 2009 summer session at NYU. Tesfaye Negussie worked on a radio story for "Latino USA" on NPR about Jorge Jovel, a professional BMX rider, who conquered numerous obstacles to get where he is today (http://latinousa. He was an undocumented immigrant who financially supported his family in the South Bronx since he was 15 years old. He went from jumping bikes off of homemade ramps to competing against the best riders in the world. Negussie is a correspondent assistant for "NOW" on PBS. Erin Schultz works as one of two main reporters at the Times/Review Newspapers, a series of award-winning weeklies serving the North Fork of Long Island's East End since 1857. From school board meetings to weekend music clinics with visiting rock stars, Schultz covers everything worth writing about in Southold and Riverhead. She also contributes longer feature articles to the company's custom publications and often incorporates photography and short video packages for the papers' Web sites. Katya Soldak will be honored with a Webby award for a video about the green wall in China that she worked on at Scribe. Seth Colter Walls has joined Newsweek as a reporter. He had been political reporter at the Huffington Post. Adam Weinstein joined DS News magazine as its managing editor. He is responsible for the Dallas-based default services magazine's new Web site, as well as writing and editing print feature stories. Prior to his Dallas move, Weinstein spent eight months in Baghdad as a public affairs specialist for the U.S.-led coalition forces. He also earned distinction as the Class of 2008's first layoff casualty last July, when the Wall Street Journal folded its copy desk. and chronicles the lives of four young people who are waiting for, or who have received, a transplant. The film shows the graphic realities of life on the waiting list. Asmuth works as an associate producer for News 12 New Jersey. Greg Bocquet is a multimedia producer with FLYP, a biweekly online magazine ( Arlene Chang is working at China Daily in Beijing as a writer/copy editor. Devin Dwyer had been an intern in the ABC News Washington bureau for less than a week when the deadliest Metro accident in Washington, D.C., history occurred. He was the first ABC editorial presence at the accident site, conducting interviews and shooting with a digital video camera. Much of his work ended up on the Nightline piece. Luis Andres Henao is an intern at the Miami Herald and recently co-wrote a story with Kathleen McGrory '06. Elizabeth Henderson was appointed assistant general coordinator at the Indypendent. She began volunteering with the newspaper in 2008. Her previous experience includes interning at The American Prospect, City Limits and The Nation.


Kaitlin Bell has published a version of her master's project in the online magazine The article is an in-depth look at "unschooled" teenagers in New York who get to choose what, when and even if, they study. Paula Span was her master's adviser. Lisa Biagiotti is among the winners of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards. Biagiotti and her colleagues at "Worldfocus" won for their coverage of the crisis in Congo. Kate Brannen is a reporter at (http://, where she covers Army policy and procurement. In July, Brannen was at the U.S. Army War College for a three-day seminar on national security strategy. David Cohn, founder of Spot.Us, has recently received wide coverage in the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. On Spot.Us, reporters outline story ideas on a wide variety of topics -- from the fate of public pay phones to a profile on scholar Paul Ehrlich -- and the Web site's visitors can choose to fund the stories with online donations. A few clicks of a mouse, and a journalist gets paid to report. Cohn secured a $340,000 two-year grant from the Knight Foundation to start Spot.Us last spring. Callie Enlow joined San Antonio Magazine as assistant editor in February 2009. Enlow previously worked as the county reporter for the Williamson County Sun newspaper in Georgetown, Tex. Martina Guzman was named Best Individual Reporter/2008 by the Associated Press of Michigan. Guzman reports features for WDET, the local NPR station in Detroit, Mich. She is also working as the producer/director of a documentary on the mummies of Guanajuato, Mexico, for the Detroit Science Center. Laura Isensee will be an intern in the Los Angeles bureau of Reuters. She is completing an internship with the Dallas Morning News in


Faith Abubey is a multimedia reporter at KTHV, a CBS affiliate in Little Rock, Ark. Kelly Asmuth was honored, along with her two co-producers, for "The Wait," a documentary about organ donation, at the Donate Life Film Festival in Los Angeles on June 12. The film was her master's thesis at Columbia


I came to the Journalism School last year on the Fulbright Alistair Cooke scholarship. The award, named after the famous BBC broadcaster, sends British journalists to study in the U.S. Prior to coming to Columbia I studied Arabic and freelanced in the Middle East. I completed my undergraduate studies at Oxford University and also spent a short time in the British Army. During my time at Columbia, I won awards from the Hugh Fulton Byas Memorial Foundation, the Overseas Press Club, the Foreign Press Association and the New York Financial Writers Association. I also traveled widely in the U.S. on freelance assignments -- to Idaho, South Dakota, Virginia and Washington. Since graduating, I have been interning at the New York Times, writing regularly for both the print edition and the Web site. I will also be heading to Istanbul for an internship with Reuters, organized as part of my award from the Overseas Press Club.


Habiba Nosheen has been named a Joan B. Kroc fellow, one of three prestigious NPR journalism scholars for 2009-2010. Nosheen was born in Pakistan and has lived in Toronto most of her life. For her degree in Women's Studies from York University in Toronto, she went to Pakistan to document the lives of women living under Islamic law, research that led to a documentary for the CBC. Her dissertation will be published by SUNY Press. The documentary on surrogacy she co-produced for her master's project at the Journalism School will be shown this fall on the PBS program "NOW." Nosheen says: "Many times I get asked if Columbia's J-School was worth it, especially since I had some journalism experience before coming here. I always share this story. When I started J-School I had good instincts about what a good story was but I didn't know the first thing about how to tell that story well. But thanks to radio documentary class with Alex Blumberg and RW1 with June Cross and Laura Muha, I know my story-telling has improved immensely. I am excited to bring what I have learned at Columbia to NPR as the 2009-2010 Kroc Fellow."


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She was editor-in-chief of the biweekly student newspaper, the Phoenix, at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y. Ashton Lattimore reported for NPR about a controversy at Harvard. Chanequa Campbell is an AfricanAmerican honors student at Harvard, but was not allowed to graduate with her class last week after she was forced off campus by the university. Campbell's dismissal follows the recent campus killing of a suspected drug dealer, with whom Campbell is said to be associated. Campbell says she's innocent and has been unfairly targeted because of her race. Joseph Lin was awarded a U.S.-Japan Fellowship and will be heading to Japan for two weeks in August. Mandy Major is an online editor/programming manager for AOL's welcome screen. She is based in New York City. Christine McLean was a panelist on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's TV series "Short Film Faceoff" for the second season this June. At the moment she is hosting the live current affairs radio show "Information Morning" on CBC in New Brunswick, Canada. This fall she begins a full-time position teaching journalism at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Sarah Maslin Nir had a cover story in the New York Times Home section on June 18 called "The Unfortunate Location." The story was about people across the U.S. who eschew "location, locations, location" for "house, house, house" and by their dream homes in nightmare neighborhoods. Kristina Peterson had a version of her master's project published on the front page of the New York Times on July 15. It's about how NCAA athletes have to shoulder their medical bills when they're injured. Amber Sandoval-Griffin is currently a Kaiser Intern in Health Reporting at the Times-Picayune. Erin Siegal is a fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. James Sims has joined New York City's American Museum of Natural History as its new media specialist. Sims will be a one-manband video and digital media reporter, providing science and events based stories for This new position follows three years working as a senior editor/producer for Franz Strasser is the multimedia intern at Reuters headquarters in Times Square and produced his first video story for Reuters after three days on the job. Ellison graduated from Paris Junior College (Tex.) and received a bachelor's degree from North Texas State University, where she subsequently taught journalism and served as publicity director before attending the Journalism School. In 1945, she received her M.S. degree and was awarded a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship. She joined the news staff of the Baltimore Evening Sun and served in the Sunpapers' London Bureau. Following her marriage in 1948, she was a reporter for the New Orleans TimesPicayune and later served as a journalism instructor at Tulane University. Her interests in Austin included volunteering at the LBJ Presidential Library and membership in AAUW, the English-Speaking Union, Austin Newcomers, and the Austin Woman's Club. She is survived by her son and his wife, Keith and Kathleen Ellison of Houston, and her daughter, Jeannie, and grandson, Blake, of Salt Lake City. Her husband of 59 years, Jack K. Ellison, preceded her in death on November 19, 2007. cast journalism, the Library of Congress houses an "Irving R. Levine Collection" of his work. He also received the "1995 Lifetime Achievement Award" of the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame and was the first ever to receive the Martin R. Gainsborough Award for Economic Reporting. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and their three children, Jeffrey, Daniel '91 and Jennifer. Haring of Little Compton, R.I., and Andrea Lynn Haring of New York; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Eric Anthony Haring and his brother, Willard Haring. ously lived in Houston, Tex., Midland, Tex., and Garden City, N.Y. Seward retired from Dow Chemical and had previously been employed as a reporter for the New York Herald Tribune and the Des Moines Register. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Seward was a World War II U.S. Army/Air Force veteran. He is survived by his wife, Carol, sons William (Julie) of Indianapolis, Ind., Robert (Lisa) of Houston, Tex., Peter (Jean) of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Christopher (Laurie) of Cedarbug, Wis.; daughters Martha Adams and Rebecca Seward of Grand Rapids, Mich., Nancy Weigel (Charles) of Niwot, Colo., Mary Nelson (Ron) of Moores Hill, Ind., and Polly Eoloff of St. Louis, Mo., and 20 of his 21 grandchildren. A funeral mass was celebrated on July 27 and he was laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery.


George R. Coffey died on Feb. 7 at the age of 82. Following his service in the Navy, graduation from Creighton University in Omaha and the J-School, George enjoyed a fulfilling career as a journalist and public relations consultant in Washington, D.C., Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco, where he was associated with UPI, Continental Airlines, Bechtel Corporation, the Pacific Bank and for many years had his own firm representing clients including the Yosemite Park and Curry Company, Heublein, China Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Snowmass at Aspen, Northeast Airlines, Werner Erhard of EST, to mention only a few. His final years were spent in Sonoma, Calif., where he enjoyed writing, organizing mementos of his travels, and restoring his 1932 Chevrolet. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Coffey, three daughters and four grandchildren.


Edward J. ("Ned") Gerrity Jr., a former newspaper reporter, a decorated combat infantryman in World War II and a nationally known corporate business executive, died June 2 at his home in Rye after a long illness. He was 85. Gerrity retired as an executive vice president of the former ITT Corporation in 1985 after 28 years with the worldwide conglomerate. During World War II, Gerrity was decorated three times for gallantry in action. He was awarded the Silver Star and the Bronze Star with Cluster while serving with Headquarters Company, 54th Armored Infantry Battalion, and 10th Armored Division in Europe. Following graduation from Columbia, where he was president of his class, he worked as a reporter for the Scranton Times, where he became a sports columnist and later City Hall reporter. He is survived by his wife, Nadia Bardwil Gerrity, a daughter Katharine of Philadelphia; a son Edward III of Rye, N.Y., and a brother Thomas of Scranton. His first wife, Katharine Casey of Scranton, died in 1993. He is also survived by his grandson Edward IV and six stepdaughters and a stepson and 16 step-grandchildren.



June Parsons Rader, society editor of the Chicago Daily News in the '30s and '40s, died on February 21. She was 94 years old. A third generation Chicagoan, she grew up in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. A graduate of the University of Illinois, she received a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1936. She is the widow of Reginald Rader, a Chicago businessman. For 25 years, the couple lived with their two daughters in Riverside, a Chicago suburb. She then moved into downtown Chicago, where she was an active volunteer for several prominent Chicago cultural organizations.


Terence J. Byrne died on April 20, 2009, at the Brandywine assisted-living facility in Bridgewater, N.J. He was 76. Byrne was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and raised in Edgewood, R.I. A former resident of Pennington, N.J., and Plantation, Fla., he was a resident of Mountain Lakes for 15 years before moving to Denville, N.J. Byrne practiced journalism at the Providence Visitor, the Providence Journal, WJAR Radio, NBC affiliate Channel 10 Providence, the Hartford Courant, the Boston Globe and the Pittsburgh SunTelegraph. From 1963 to 1969 he worked at IBM before spending the next 40 years in advertising and public relations, running the award-winning Byrne Group. He was a member of the South Asian Journalists Association and for 32 years a member of St. Catherine of Siena parish. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Billie, and their sons Scott, Michael and Sean, along with a bevy of treasured cousins. Russell Elman died on April 17 at his home in Durand, Canada. Born in England in 1933, Elman first came to Canada with his mother and sister in 1940 to escape the war. He returned for good following the war after getting his history degree at Oxford University. He set out for a career in journalism after meeting a reporter from the


Irving R. Levine, dean emeritus of the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn College of International Communication (Fla.) and broadcast journalist, died March 26 at the age of 86. Levine began his journalism career with the Providence, R.I. Journal-Bulletin and continued on as a foreign correspondent for the International News Service and a special correspondent for the Times of London. He later broke ground in broadcast journalism, becoming the first television network correspondent to cover the economy full-time, and became the NBC News Chief Economics Correspondent. More recently, he served as a regular commentator on the "Nightly Business Report." Throughout the course of his reporting, Levine has stood on the sidelines of history, covering everything from the Korean War to the Berlin airlift. He also accompanied government delegations to several G-7 Economic Summit meetings around the world and to the start of U.S-China trade talks in Beijing. He is the author of four books: "Main Street, USSR," "Travel Guide to Russia," "The New Worker in Soviet Russia" and "Main Street, Italy." In honor of his vast contributions to broad-


Renee Glaser died on June 1 at age 84. At her death she was copy chief for the Scholastic Inc. classroom magazine division. After growing up in Williamsport, Pa., her long, peripatetic journalism career began at the Bridgeport CT Herald, then came to include stints as: chief writer and researcher for society columnist Earl Wilson; part creator of the news department at Channel 13, the New York City pubic television station, whose coverage of the Cuban Missile Crisis won a George Polk Award; staff writer for Robert Kennedy's successful 1964 New York Senate campaign; community organizer during the War on Poverty; reporter and researcher for "CBS News," where she covered the 1976 political conventions; copy editor at Time Inc. and finally Scholastic, where she was a mainstay for two decades. Renee was passionate about politics, baseball, the written word and many other essential intellectual pursuits. William (Bill) Berry Seward, 81, died July 25 at his home, located in The Villages, Lady Lake, Fla. He had previ-


Daniel E. Button, a former congressman, newspaper editor and author, died of a respiratory ailment on March 7 at Albany Medical Center. He was 91. As executive editor of the Times Union in the 1960s, Button crusaded against Albany's Democratic machine headed by Erastus Corning and Daniel O'Connell. He was elected as a Republican in the heavily Democratic 29th Congressional District in 1966 and served two terms. He unsuccessfully ran for re-election as an outspoken critic of the Vietnam war in 1970. Button was president of the National Arthritis Foundation in the early 70s and later was editor of Science Digest magazine. He wrote a book about New York Mayor John Lindsay in 1965. His book about Albany politics, "Take City Hall," was published in 2003. He is survived by his wife Rena, one son, three daughters, 15 grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.


Howard R. "Jack" Haring of West Kingston, R.I., died June 2, 2008, at the South County Hospital. He was 83. Haring was writer and editor for the Saturday Evening Post, Ladies Home Journal and Providence Journal, and retired as managing editor for the Guideposts magazine in New York. He served in the United States Army during World War II, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife, Rosalind Kenyon Hoyle Haring; his children, Christopher A. HookerHaring of Allentown, Pa., Jeffrey Haring of Sunset Beach, N.C., Douglas B.


Virginia Paty Ellison died on July 16. She was 88.


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Two Alums Who Have Cornered "The Dead Beat"


I'm lucky to be working in obituaries in what is clearly a golden era of the genre: witty instead of bland, offering critical insight instead of eulogistic puffery. Obituaries are now understood by their many devoted followers to be fun, compelling and often moving feature stories instead of a testing ground for novice reporters and a punishment for newsroom renegades. The obit that changed my life appeared in the New York Times in 1996. It was for Harold C. Fox, who "claimed credit for creating and naming the zoot suit with the reet pleat, the reave sleeve, the ripe stripe, the stuff cuff and the drape shape that was the stage rage during the boogie-woogie rhyme time of the early 1940s." Reading about Fox showed me for the first time that journalism could be fun and how much freedom one could have with the obit form. Within a few years, I began writing obits at the Washington Post, and I became editor last year. My favorite stories: Edward von Kloberg III, the lobbyist for dictators and despots, who embraced the slogan "shame is for sissies"; and filmmaker Billy Wilder, who wooed his future wife with the line, "I'd worship the ground you walk on, if only you lived in a better neighborhood." Obituaries still lack the glamour of, say, the White House beat. But the pleasure is that our stories endure as the definitive, authoritative summing up of a life. With some obvious exceptions, most journalism has always seemed ephemeral, never so more than in the Twitter age when huge breaking news can become outdated within hours.

British United Press on a cargo boat. Elman worked at the Montreal Star, the Chatham Daily News and the Sarnia Observer and, following Journalism School, worked for the Canadian Press in Regina. Elman helped set up the communication arts program at Mohawk College (Canada) in 1967. He met his wife, Clara, while both were visiting Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), and they settled in Hamilton where she attended nursing school. Elman retired in 1998 after working at Mohawk for more than three decades. He was the author of three books, two on work to protect the Durand neighborhood from developers. He had completed a book on water, travel and literature, and was working on a fifth book about writers and how they interpreted neighborhoods across Canada. reporting on the intersection of business and politics, died of cancer May 1 at his Bethesda, Md., home. Wilke, 54 years old, was a member of the Journal's Washington bureau. In recent years, he specialized in articles about deals cut by members of Congress to win special appropriations, known as earmarks, for friends, supporters and business associates back home. Wilke worked for BusinessWeek as a Washington correspondent in 1984 and became a staff writer for the Boston Globe in 1986. He joined the Journal's Boston bureau in 1989, where he covered technology. His reporting there disclosed an internal revolt against Kenneth H. Olsen, president of computer pioneer Digital Equipment Corp., who soon resigned. After moving to Washington for the newspaper in 1995, he covered the long Justice Department antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. For his Microsoft coverage, Wilke and his San Franciscobased colleague David Bank won a Computer Press Association award. Wilke's coverage of earmarks won him the 2007 Everett McKinley Dirksen prize for distinguished coverage of Congress. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, a son and a daughter.


Joyce Shelby, a reporter with New York Daily News for the past 22 years, died on March 19. She was 62. Shelby collapsed on the sidewalk outside the News' downtown Brooklyn offices as she left work. Though a doctor was one of the passersby who rushed to her aid, all efforts to revive her proved inadequate. Joyce was originally from Augusta, Ga., and was a graduate of Spellman College. Shelby taught at Columbia Journalism School from 1975 to 1987. She is survived by two adult children and her mother.


As a reporter in the Obituary News department of the New York Times, Margalit Fox has written the public sendoffs of many of the leading cultural figures of our era, among them Betty Friedan, Susan Sontag, the critic John Leonard and the advice columnist Ann Landers. She has also written the obituaries of many of the unsung heroes who have managed, quietly, to touch history, including the lexicographer who wrestled the Oxford English Dictionary into the modern era, the textile conservator who laundered Napoleon's nightshirt, and the home economist who invented Stove Top Stuffing. Reprinted in newspapers throughout the country and around the world, Fox's work has been anthologized in Best Newspaper Writing, 2005 and elsewhere. She was previously an editor at The New York Times Book Review; her feature articles on language, culture and ideas have appeared in the Times, New York Newsday, Variety and other publications. Ms. Fox lectures widely on the obituary as a way of reading American social history and is also a frequent guest on the radio and on podcasts. Fox is the author of a narrative nonfiction book, "Talking Hands: What Sign Language Reveals about the Mind" (Simon & Schuster, 2007), which takes readers inside an isolated Middle Eastern village whose residents use a signed language unlike any other in the world. Her next book, "The Riddle of the Labyrinth," to be published by Free Press, is the true story of the quest to decipher the mysterious Bronze Age script known as Linear B.


Andrew P.G. Johnston died on Oct. 26, 2008, in New York City. He was 40 and had cancer. Johnston was film critic for Time Out New York, US Weekly and Radar. Most recently he was TV critic and editor of the Time In section of Time Out New York, with his work also appearing in the Chicago edition. Johnston was a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and served as its chair from 2003 until 2004. He is survived by his father Robert Claro Johnston; his mother and stepfather, Martha and Robert Orton; brother, Arthur Orton; grandmother, Malvine Paxton Graham; aunt, Betsy Graham; uncles, William and James Graham and their families; and uncle, Oswald Johnston and family. Andrew was preceded in death by his brother Stewart R.G. Johnston, beside whom he will be buried.


James Meadow, a longtime Rocky Mountain News reporter known for his precise writing and ready smile, died March 8 after suffering serious injuries in a bicycle accident. He was 59. Meadow was a journalist for 38 years, starting his career in Denver in 1971 to work for the paper's sports department. He was in the process of writing a novel set in Colorado and just completed his writing for a book with wellknown photographer John Fielder called "Ranches of Colorado." Meadow is survived by his wife, Julie; daughter, Myranda; son, Matt; and two stepsons, Tyler and Kyle Gunkel.


John R. Wilke, a 20-year veteran of the Wall Street Journal known for incisive


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background, including teachers, lawyers, doctors, military commanders, officers and captains, engineers, businesspeople, bakers, chefs, biologists, accountants, photographers, filmmakers, authors and designers.

those admitted to the M.S. class are female and 37 percent are male. Among the Master of Arts applicants offered admission, 45 percent are male and 55 percent female, with 47 percent coming from outside of the United

States. In terms of racial diversity, 19 percent of the class identified as African American, Asian, Latino or Native American. Finally, along with budding and seasoned journalists, the incoming class represents a diverse

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Rex Smith '80 Remembers Winning the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship

permanent gig after about five months. So I delayed using the fellowship for more than a year, until I got a letter from Dean Elliot reminding me that I was nearing a use-it-orlose-it phase. At that point, the editors on the Newsday local desk were hatching a project on world hunger. I convinced them that they needed me to join the project and that I could report from Latin America at no cost to the newspaper thanks to the Pulitzer Fellowship. First, I went to Costa Rica for two months for intensive Spanish language training. I lived with a young family in a small village in the mountains and spent all day in an openair classroom (in what had been a stable). In northeastern Costa Rica, in Turrialba, there's an agricultural research institute where I did some reporting. I stayed in a 75-cent-a-night hotel room, which did help stretch the Pulitzer Fellowship's $3,000 award pretty far. Then I went to Mexico City, where I interviewed officials and economists involved in what had been Latin America's first agricultural extension program. In the end, via reporting in those two countries, I produced some stories for Newsday on impediments to improving food production in developing countries. The series won the 1983 World Hunger Media Award, presented at a United Nations reception by (get this) Kenny Rogers. I have the award -- a pewter spoon trophy, designed by Tiffany -- on my desk at the Times Union today. I should mention that because of the Pulitzer Fellowship experience, I felt so comfortable traveling in Latin America that Newsday sent me back there a few more times on major projects, including reporting during the civil war in El Salvador. So the Pulitzer Fellowship really made a difference in my professional career. I'm very grateful to the School of Journalism for so much, including this wonderful award. Rex Smith is the editor of the Times Union in Albany, N.Y. 21

remember so well at the graduation ceremony at Union Seminary in May of 1980, when Dean Oz Elliot called my name to get my diploma, he put his arm around me and said, "And this is the top student in the class!" It was one of my life's high points. After graduation, I took a temporary reporting job at Newsday that turned into a




Doris Willens has selfpublished a 200-page book, "Nobody's Perfect: Bill Bernbach and the Golden Age of Advertising." Willens, a former journalist who ran public relations at the agency between 1966 and 1984, also wrote for the Minneapolis Tribune, Editor & Publisher magazine and the Washington Post, but it was a stop at the New York Journal-American as an ad columnist that introduced her to Madison Avenue. Her first agency-side job was handling public relations at Grey, which gave her the experience she needed for her 18-year career at Doyle Dale Bernbach, the advertising agency founded by Bernbach.


Paul Wilkes has written "In Due Season: A Catholic Life" (Jossey-Bass), a memoir about his life as a Catholic, including a decade as a Protestant and ongoing discomfort with certain aspects of Catholicism, as well as an interlude following the end of his first marriage when he lived among the poor, caring for society's castoffs.

Lightning" (1999) and "The Plot against Social Security" (2005).


Fergus M. Bordewich's most recent book, "Washington: How Slaves, Idealists, and Charlatans Created the Nation's Capital," was published in paperback in May by Amistad/HarperCollins. It is his fifth book. He is currently at work on "The Fires of Liberty" (about the politics of slavery, westward expansion, and the Compromise of 1850), which is under contract with Simon & Schuster and will be published in 2111. He recently moved to Washington, D.C., where his wife, Jean, was appointed staff director of the U.S. Senate Rules Committee. Jill Jonnes has written "Eiffel's Tower" (Viking), a story of the world-famous monument and the extraordinary world's fair that introduced it. Jonnes, author of "Conquering Gotham" (2007), captures the verve and personality of the Belle Époque as Paris struggled to show the world its glory. She details the iconic figures who added to the allure of the fair -- James McNeill Whistler, Paul Gauguin, Thomas Edison, Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill -- and the excitement and ambitions of the era (Booklist).


Tony Mauro is a co-author of "A Good Quarrel: America's Top Legal Reporters Share Stories from Inside the Supreme Court," published in April 2009 by the University of Michigan Press. Madhu Trehan has written "Prism Me a Lie, Tell Me a Truth: Tehelka as Metaphor," about Operation West End, a sting operation aimed at sensationalizing the corruption underlying India's large defense contracts. The book involved six years of heavy research and over 40 interviews.

Bernanke's War on the Great Panic" (Crown Publishing), an insider's account of the Federal Reserve's battle to keep the U.S. from entering "Depression 2.0." Wessel is the economics editor of the Wall Street Journal and writes the Capital column, a weekly look at the economy and forces shaping living standards around the world. He has shared two Pulitzer Prizes, one for a Boston Globe series in 1983 on the persistence of racism in Boston and the other for stories in 2002 in the Wall Street Journal on corporate wrongdoing. He was a Knight Bagehot Fellow in 1980-81.

William D. Cohan has written "House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street" (Doubleday, March 2009), a "masterfully reported account of the collapse of Bear Stearns, the investment banking house whose implosion a year ago this month signaled the beginning of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression," according to the Los Angeles Times. Cohan, a former senior investment banker, is also the author of 2007's "The Last Tycoons," a highly regarded history of Lazard Frères & Co., Wall Street's most storied investment bank.

created for writers (authors get 80 percent). James' first Kemble Scott novel "SoMa" was a bestseller and finalist for the national Lambda Literary Award. For those interested in seeing what a digital book looks like in this format, James has set up a free preview at www.scribd. com/kemblescott.


Linda Himelstein has written "The King of Vodka: The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire," published by HarperCollins in May. More than four years in the making, the book chronicles the ragsto-riches-to-rags drama of Smirnov and his family during the time of Tolstoy and the Tsars. Publishers Weekly says, "Himelstein has triumphed with a timeless book that entertains, informs, and inspires." Kirkus Reviews says the book is "a well-concocted blend of business and political history."


Valentine Cardinale has published his second novel through iUniverse titled "The West Side Kid." It's a mystery-suspense story about a high-profile murder case involving a movie star.


Thomas Maier has written "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love" (Basic Books, April 2009). He is also the author of "The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings"; "Dr. Spock: An American Life," which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; and "Newhouse: All the Glitter, Power and Glory of America's Richest Media Empire and the Secretive Man Behind It," which won the 1994 Frank Luther Mott Award as best media book of the year. Since 1984, Maier has been an investigative reporter for Newsday.


Anthony Flint at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a think tank in Cambridge, Mass., has published "Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City" (Random House). He is speaking in Washington, Toronto, Vermont, New Hampshire, Portland, Oreg., and of course New York ( author/anthony_flint). His author's Web site is www., home of his blog, Developing Stories. Scott James received worldwide media attention for the release of his second novel, "The Sower." James writes fiction under the pen name Kemble Scott. "The Sower" was the first original novel to be sold by Scribd, a tech start-up that sells digital books that can be read on all computer and mobile devices. James' decision to be the first, and to make the first edition of "The Sower" a digital book selling for only $2, was covered by the New York Times, the London Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Poynter Institute, the Associated Press, National Public Radio, and dozens of news organizations around the world. Publishers Weekly featured a full-page article by James about the unusual business arrangement the venture has


Peter Hoffmann has just signed a contract with MIT Press to update and revise his 2001 book, "Tomorrow's Energy: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and the Prospects for a Cleaner Planet," for a second edition, with delivery of the manuscript sometime next year. He has been editing and publishing his monthly newsletter, The Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Letter, for 23 years (


Marilee Strong's book "Erased," about domestic homicides disguised as mysterious disappearances, accidental deaths or other staged scenarios, will have its paperback version published this spring by Jossey Bass/John Wiley & Sons. A new edition of her first book, "A Bright Red Scream," on the complex aftereffects of childhood abuse and trauma, will be issued by Viking/ Penguin in the fall.


Dianne Hales has written "La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most Enchanting Language" (Broadway Books, May 12, 2009). Hales, a former contributing editor for Parade magazine, traveled to Italy on a whim years ago and was immediately seduced by what she heard. Her book is a love letter to the Italian language and a breezy romp through Italian cultural history via the story of how Italian came to be. Hales is the author of 13 trade books, including "Think Thin, Be Thin," and 18 editions of three bestselling college health textbooks. She lives with her family in Marin County, Calif. ( Michael Hiltzik, a Pulitzer Prize-winning business columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is the author of "Colossus: Hoover Dam and the American Century," to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2010. He is also the author of "A Death in Kenya" (1995), "Dealers of


Jill Nelson has written "Let's Get It On" (HarperCollins, June 2009), a follow-up to her popular debut "Sexual Healing," with Marvin Gaye again providing the thematic backup for the over-the-top sexual shenanigans and ribald politics embraced by the proprietors of A Sister's Spa. This time out, Yale-educated lawyer LaShaWanda P. Marshall and fellow spa founders Lydia Beaucoup and Acey Allen, recreate their successful, unorthodox Reno, Nev., spa on a boat moored off Martha's Vineyard.


Steve Clapp has published "Africa Remembered: Adventures in Post-Colonial Nigeria and Beyond," an illustrated memoir of his Peace Corps tour in northern Nigeria in the early 1960s and travels home through politically turbulent Central and East Africa. The 144-page paperback in landscape format is based on letters home and color slides lovingly saved over four decades. "Beautifully designed" with "sumptuous photography," says the Friends of Nigeria newsletter. Hard copies of the book are available at Free electronic copies are available on request from [email protected]


Bob Calandra has written "How to Keep Your Job When Everyone Else Is Losing Theirs: 101 Strategies You Can Use Today" with Michael J. Kitson. The book provides expert tactics to stay employed in uncertain times. In this no-nonsense career guide, HR experts from the front lines demonstrate how to become invaluable at work and fend off a pink slip. Calandra (Wyndmoor, Pa.), an award-winning journalist, book author and freelance writer, was a contributing writer for Human Resource Executive magazine.


Casey Anderson has cowritten "Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea" (University of Michigan Press, May 2009) with Joshua Horwitz. Challenging the proposition that more guns equal more freedom, they expose insurrectionism -- not government oppression -- as the true threat to freedom in the U.S. today. Matt Hickerson has published his first children's book, "A Ball in the Woods," which tells the story of two girls who head into the woods to find their lost


David Wessel has written "In Fed We Trust: Ben



soccer ball. The book is targeted for kids ages 6 to 9, depending on their reading level. It's a chapter book, 108 pages, and is similar to the Magic Tree House books or other chapter books for kids who have "graduated" from picture books (http://matthickerson. at The Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules" (HarperCollins, April 2009). The story of the famed burger chain is also the quintessential American success story--one that influenced the cultural narrative of California before spreading east, eventually evolving into a cult phenomenon. nom of the twenty-first century. Adelson first interviewed Michelle Wie when she was 10 years old for a story in ESPN The Magazine.


Christian Red has cowritten "The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America's Pastime" (Random House, May 12, 2009) with Teri Thompson, Nathaniel Vinton and Michael O'Keeffe. While Clemens is the central figure, the book examines the rise of illegal drugs in America's favorite sport, the gym/steroid culture in Texas, the story of Andy Pettitte and his father's involvement with HGH, the legal maneuverings in the Clemens/Brian McNamee case, and the culture of sexual infidelity and drug use in professional ball, and provides an inside look at the way Congress has dealt with the entire issue.

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from the Nation Institute and the Fund for Investigative Journalism, and support from the Morton Mintz Fund for Comparative Journalism. At Commencement in May, the documentary received the Leslie Sander Award for Social Justice and a grant from the Stabile Investigative Fund. "The success of Habiba and Hilke's documentary speaks to the quality students are able to produce when the video master's project is stretched over a longer time," said Ann Cooper, director of the broadcast program. "It's very complicated to report, write and produce video master's projects, and those who choose to do them now have more time and training." Broadcast students have a choice of four platforms for their master's projects: print, audio, video and a new hybrid of print and video that goes into effect this year. Of those four options, the video-only projects require a third semester. "Because the master's project is due after spring break, the students need more time to finish shooting, editing and production, and then to market their product. The option of a third semester was a huge change this year, implemented after a big discussion. Habiba and Hilke's terrific video master's project is a validation of that decision," Cooper said. Three broadcast students won the Silver Oscar in the Student Academy Awards documentary category for their video master's project, "The Wait," which chronicles the anguish of three chronically ill teenagers waiting for organ donors. The team, all members of the 2009 part-time M.S. program, included Cassandra Lizaire, Kelly Asmuth and Alicia Tejada. Lenny Bourin, who is teaching a broadcast RW1 section this fall, served as adviser. Habiba Nosheen was also chosen as a 2009-2010 NPR Joan B. Kroc Fellow. "It's three years in a row that one of our grads has gotten a Kroc Fellowship, one of the most prestigious, most competitive fellowships in public radio," Cooper said. "That's a very strong endorsement of our program and, especially, of the public radio skills we provide our students." (See a profile of Habiba Nosheen on p. 18.) 23


Karl Taro Greenfeld has written "Boy Alone" (HarperCollins, June 2009), a memoir about growing up with his brother Noah, "probably the most famous autistic child in America." Greenfeld vividly shows how his parents' focus on Noah, and Noah's profound autism, left him the "boy alone" of the book's title. Greenfeld is the author of three books: "Speed Tribes," "Standard Deviations" and "China Syndrome." A longtime writer and editor for Time and Sports Illustrated, he is currently a correspondent for Condé Nast Portfolio. His nonfiction has been anthologized in various Best American collections, and his fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, American Short Fiction, and Best American Short Stories 2009. He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters. Mike Sielski has written "Fading Echoes" (Berkley Books, Sept. 2009), which tells a unique story about the growth from boyhood to manhood, the timeless archetypes of small-town America and high school football, and the human drama inherent in war. Sielski is the sports columnist for Calkins Media, a chain of daily newspapers in suburban Philadelphia. This is his second book.


Pamela Ferdinand, along with Carey Goldberg and Beth Jones, has been offered a six-figure advance from the publisher Little, Brown for a book they've co-authored about their shared experience of seeking motherhood and romance. "Inconceivable Happiness" is the amazing, funny and poignant tale of three women, eight vials of sperm, and love found. The book, which is already written, is scheduled to be released next May. Jodie Gould has written her sixth book, "Change One Thing: Discover What's Holding You Back and Fix It--with the Secrets of a Top Executive Image Consultant," written with Anna Wildermuth and published by McGrawHill. Gould also writes for Woman's Day and other magazines.


Steve Elliott's book, "The Portable Dad: Fix-it Advice for When Dad's Not Around," has been published by Running Press. Written for college students, twentysomethings and anyone else mystified by mechanical maladies, "The Portable Dad" gives readers everything they need to know to take care of their cars, computers, bicycles and first apartments. Written in an easy-to-understand (and occasionally humorous) way, "The Portable Dad" also gives tips on painting, moving, decorating, yard work and more. More information is available at www. Sharon Friedman Mazel has written "What to Expect Before You're Expecting" with Heidi Murkoff (their ninth book in the bestselling What to Expect series), and it was published in May. The book is about preconception, fertility, infertility -- basically it's the prequel to "What to Expect When You're Expecting."


Mara Altman has written "Thanks for Coming" (HarperCollins, April 2009), a memoir/adventure story of a young woman's search for an orgasm -- and for the elusive connections between sex and love ( Jaimal Yogis has written "Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen on the Sea" (Wisdom Publications, May 2009). Fed up with suburban teenage life, Yogis ran off to Hawaii with little more than a copy of Hermann Hesse's "Siddhartha" and enough cash for a surfboard. His journey is a coming-of-age saga that takes him from communes to monasteries and the icy New York shore. Equal parts spiritual memoir and surfer's tale, this is a chronicle of finding meditative focus in the barrel of a wave and eternal truth in the great salty blue.


S.H. Fernando Jr. has just published his first cookbook, "Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking" (, after spending a year in his homeland of Sri Lanka learning how to make all those fantastic, spicy dishes. He says, "If you think Sri Lankan food is like Indian food, guess again." He also recently took TV host and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain on a culinary tour of Sri Lanka for an episode of the popular Travel Channel show, "No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain," which first aired in March. Fernando is continuing on the food trajectory with his blog, "Rice & Curry," which celebrates Sri Lankan food and all things spicy (www.riceandcurry. He is also marketing his own brand of curry powder, Skiz's Original Sri Lankan Roasted Curry Powder, available at Stacy Perman has written "In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-the-Counter Look


Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez has written "The Husband Habit" (St. Martin's Press, July 2009), a novel about a talented chef with a lousy romantic history who finds herself drawn to an Iraq war veteran with a troubled past. Kirkus described it as "Pride & Prejudice for the CNN age." Valdes-Rodriguez is an award-winning journalist and the author of five novels. She was named one of today's 25 most influential Hispanics by TIME magazine. She lives in Albuquerque, N.Mex., with her husband and son.


Brad Tuttle has written "How Newark Became Newark: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American City" (Rutgers University Press), a fresh, unflinching popular history that spans the city's epic transformation from a tiny Puritan village into a manufacturing powerhouse, on to its desperate struggles in the twentieth century and beyond. After WWII, unrest mounted as the minority community was increasingly marginalized, leading to wrenching civic disturbances in the 1960s. But it is also a story of survival and hope, as Mayor Cory Booker recently said in his state-of-the-city address, "Newark, we will rise."


Kerry Weber has written "Keeping the Faith: Prayers for College Students" (Twenty-Third Publications, 2009), a new prayer book designed for college students. As a resident adviser at Providence College, she witnessed many of the struggles that college students face, and she addressed these topics in these prayers. Weber was associate editor of Catholic Digest magazine for three years before enrolling at the Journalism School.


Eric Adelson has written "The Sure Thing: The Making and Unmaking of Golf Phenom Michelle Wie" (ESPN, June 2009), an intimate portrait of the meteoric rise, fall and uncertain future of the greatest sports phe-

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