Journalist Joan Biskupic to talk about 25 years of covering the Supreme Court

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Joan Biskupic

Joan Biskupic, editor-in-charge for legal affairs at Reuters News, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, Feb. 16 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. This event is co-sponsored by the Information Society Project.

“A conversation with Joan Biskupic” will take place at noon in Rm 129 of the Yale Law School, 127 Wall St. The event is free and open to the public.

Biskupic has reported on the Supreme Court for 25 years, and has written several books on the judiciary. Her published works include “Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice” (2014); “American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia” (2009); and “Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became its Most Influential Justice” (2005). She has been awarded three fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Biskupic has served as the Supreme Court reporter for the Washington Post (where she co-authored two Pulitzer Prize-nominated series) and the Congressional Quarterly, and was legal affairs correspondent for USA Today.

She has appeared as a commentator on numerous television and radio programs, including NPR’s “Diane Rehm Show,” NBC’s “Today Show,” ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “Nightline,” and CBS’s “Face the Nation.” She is currently a regular panelist on PBS’s “Washington Week with Gwen Ifill.” In 2015, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.

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 Chris Arnold, Brandon Stanton, and Eliza Griswold.

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