Journalist Lauren Sandler to discuss ‘Storytelling Across Identities’

Lauren Sandler, a journalist, author, and columnist, will speak at Yale on Thursday, April 5 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Sandler’s talk, “Only Connect: On the Purpose, Pitfalls and Public Good of Storytelling Across Identities,” will take place at 5 p.m. in the Cohen Auditorium at the Yale Child Study Center, 230 South Frontage Rd. The event is co-sponsored by the Program for Humanities in Medicine. It is free and the public is invited.

Sandler is an award-winning journalist based in Brooklyn and a weekly columnist for HuffPost Opinion. She has written on issues of gender, culture, religion, and equality for many publications, including The Atlantic, the New York Times, and Slate. She is the author of two books, the bestselling “One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child” and “The Joy of Being One, and Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement.” She is currently writing a book of narrative nonfiction about a young homeless mother in New York.

Sandler leads the OpEd Project’s Public Voices Fellowships at Yale and Columbia, and has taught in the graduate journalism program at New York University. She has also been a commentator for the BBC and worked on several different programs at NPR, including “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition.” She has been interviewed on CNN and NBC, among other networks.

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 distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the media. Among recent Poynter fellows are Caroline Kitchener, Alexandra Schwartz, and Vinson Cunningham.

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