Journalist to discuss public memory and the Trump administration

Adam Serwer

Adam Serwer, staff writer at The Atlantic, will give a talk titled “Public Memory and the Age of Trump” on Monday, Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Davenport College Common Room, 248 York St. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

Serwer has covered politics for The Atlantic since 2016. His work has focused on race relations, white supremacy, and the Trump administration. He is the recipient of several awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, The Root, and the Society of Professional Journalists. He was named a fellow of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University in 2019. That same year, he received the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism.

A graduate of Vassar College and the Columbia University School of Journalism, Serwer has served as a writing fellow for The American Prospect, a progressive public policy magazine. He became the national editor of BuzzFeed News in 2014, before which he wrote for MSNBC, Mother Jones, and The Washington Post.

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 Sarah Jaffe, Maurice Fitzpatrick, and Julia Preston.

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