Editorial director of The New Yorker to assess student journalism on campus

Henry Finder

Alumnus Henry Finder ’86, editorial director of The New Yorker, will discuss six recent articles from Yale student publications to advise on what each article would need to rise to national publication quality. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Branford College Common Room, 74 High St.

The articles were published in The Politic, The Globalist, The Yale Herald, The New Journal, Yale Scientific, and the Yale Daily News Magazine. Finder will share his thoughts about the articles with the publications’ editors, members of their staff, and English professor Fred Strebeigh. This event, sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, will be an informal dinner; participants are encouraged to get food from the Branford dining hall and bring a device on which to view the selected articles.

Finder edits the work of several well-known writers for The New Yorker, including Malcolm Gladwell, Jill Lepore, and Sarah Stillman, as well as the editor-in-chief of The New Yorker, David Remnick. He has served as the editorial director of The New Yorker for over 20 years Additionally, he has hosted discussions and interviews with a wide variety of people, including author Jonathan Franzen, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, and comedian Keegan-Michael Key.

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 Lisa Margonelli, Sam Pollard, and Adam Shatz.

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