Journalist to discuss reporting on politics, presidential campaigns

Isaac Stanley-Becker ’16

Isaac Stanley-Becker ’16, a reporter for The Washington Post, will be the guest at a Jonathan Edwards residential college tea and deliver a talk on Monday, Feb. 17. During the tea, he will discuss reporting on politics in the era of “fake news.” The event will take place at 4 p.m. in Jonathan Edwards College, 70 High St. He will later discuss covering presidential campaigns in a talk, which is co-sponsored by The Yale Politic, at 7 p.m. in Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Rm. 211, 63 High St. Both events, which are free and open to the public, are sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

During his time at Yale, Stanley-Becker served as the editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he received both an M.A. and D.Phil. in history. In the past, he has worked for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and The Wall Street Journal. He currently works for The Washington Post, where he reported from Europe before moving on to cover national politics, his current beat.

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 Meera Subramanian, Souymaya Keynes, and Liz Neeley.

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