The Atlantic’s Kitchener to speak at Branford College tea

Caroline Kitchener with the Poynter Fellowship logo.

Caroline Kitchener, associate editor at The Atlantic, will speak at Yale on Thursday, Feb. 1, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Kitchener will speak at a Branford College tea at 4 p.m. at the Branford House, 80 High St. It is free and open to the public.

Kitchener’s reporting at The Atlantic spans topics ranging from sexual assault to immigration to mental health. She is associate editor of The Masthead, The Atlantic’s new membership program, in which readers pay a fee to engage with reporters at The Atlantic and gain access to exclusive articles.

In April 2017, Kitchener published her first book, “Post Grad: Five Women and Their First Year Out of College.” In it, she traces the lives of four Princeton classmates — as well as herself — and explores the personal and professional choices they made. Released to critical acclaim, the book touches on the challenges these women faced as they navigated life in new cities with new careers.

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 outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellows are Vinson Cunningham, Bernard Avishai, and Ilena Silverman.