Co-editor of NYT lens blog to speak about 'Latino New York'
David González ‘79, co-editor of The New York Times Lens Blog, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, April 1 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.
González will give a talk about “Latino New York” at a master’s tea at 4:30 p.m. at Ezra Stiles College, 19 Tower Parkway.
Upon graduating from Yale in 1979, González worked at several non-profits that focused their efforts on aiding New York City’s Latino and African-American communities. As part of this work, he also helped coordinate an arts group that supports Latino photographers.
After working as a national correspondent at Newsweek in the 1980s, González was hired by The New York Times in 1990. Since he began working at the newspaper, he has served as the chief of the Bronx Bureau and the Central America/Caribbean Bureau. He has also worked as a religion writer and a columnist, covering social and cultural issues in New York City’s neighborhoods.
For the Lens Blog, the photography blog at the Times, González has featured the work of Latino and Latin American photographers, as well as emerging photojournalists from the U.S. and abroad. More recently, David González helped found Los Seis del Sur, a group of photographers who have worked to document life in the South Bronx.
González has received various awards and recognitions throughout his career, including a Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 2008. In 2013, he was inducted into the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Hall of Fame.
The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellow are Jill Abramson, Nathaniel Rich, and James Bennet.