Trump and the media is topic of talk by New York Times writers

Emily Bazelon ’93, LAW ’00 and Ross Douthat with Poynter logo

Two New York Times writers, Emily Bazelon ’93, LAW ’00 and Ross Douthat, will take part in a discussion about Trump and the media as Poynter Fellows on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The event will take place at 4 p.m. in Rm. 101 of Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. It is free and open to the public. The event is being co-sponsored by the Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life and Belonging at Yale.

Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times and is currently serving as the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. Her book “Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy” examines the influence of the Internet and social media on bullying experienced by adolescents today. Bazelon also co-hosts a weekly podcast for Slate called “Political Gabfest.”

Prior to working at the New York Times, she was a writer and editor for Slate. During her time there, she co-founded the women’s section, DoubleX. She has also been a Soros media fellow, and has worked as a writer and editor for Legal Affairs magazine. She additionally has bylines in The Atlantic, Vogue, the Washington Post, and other publications. She served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.

Douthat is an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and the film critic for the National Review. He joined the Times April 2009. His column appears twice a week. Prior to working for the Times, he was a senior editor at The Atlantic. Douthat has penned numerous books, many of which focus on the intersection of politics and everyday life. He additionally has bylines in The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, the Claremont Review of Books, GQ, Slate, and others.

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 Linda Villarosa, Leslie Jamison, and Alex Wagner.

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