Dana Goldstein of The Marshall Project to visit as Poynter Fellow

Dana Goldstein, staff writer at The Marshall Project and book author, will speak at Yale twice on Wednesday, Nov. 12 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. Goldstein will participate in a discussion at noon in Rm. 129 of the Yale Law School, 127 Wall St. At 4 p.m. that afternoon, she will speak at a master’s tea at Calhoun College, 434 College St.

Dana Goldstein, staff writer at The Marshall Project and book author, will speak at Yale twice on Wednesday, Nov. 12 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Dana Goldstein

Goldstein will participate in a discussion at noon in Rm. 129 of the Yale Law School, 127 Wall St. At 4 p.m. that afternoon, she will speak at a master’s tea at Calhoun College, 434 College St..

A resident of Brooklyn, Goldstein is a staff writer for the start-up newsroom focusing on criminal justice, The Marshall Project. She has written about education, social science, inequality, crime and punishment, women’s issues, cities, and public health both for The Marshall Project and for a variety of other publications, including The Atlantic and Slate. Her work has been widely lauded. She received a Puffin fellowship from The Nation Institute, a Schwartz fellowship from the New America Foundation, and a Spencer Foundation Fellowship in education journalism.

Her new book, “The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession,” is a narrative history of public school teaching in America from the common schools movement of the 1830s to the Civil War; from the birth of teachers’ unions in 1897 to Black Power challenges to the teaching profession; and from the founding of Teach for America to today’s standardized testing push.

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 fellows are Michael Forsythe, Seymour Hersh, and Natalie Jackson.

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