Please join us on Tuesday, October 3 at 7 p.m. at the Honors Center in College Hall for the introduction of this year’s James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism, Amanda Sperber.
SUNY New Paltz President Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler will host a Q&A with Sperber about her life and career and take questions from the audience.
Sperber is an independent journalist and foreign correspondent whose work has appeared in Al Jazeera, the Atlantic, the Economist, Foreign Policy, the Guardian, the Intercept, the Nation, NBC, Marie Claire, Reuters, VICE World News, and Vogue, among other publications.
She is a former Logan nonfiction fellow, a fellow with Type Investigations, and an investigative fellow with Code for Africa, the continent’s largest civic technology and data journalism initiative. Sperber won the Thomson-Reuters Kurt Schork Memorial Award in the Freelancer Category for her reportage in Somalia. She has received grants from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, the Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting, and the United Nations Foundation, among others.
At New Paltz this semester, she is teaching a class in international reporting. The event is free and all are welcome!
If you have accessibility questions or require accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact the event organizer Rachel Somerstein, Director, James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professorship in Journalism at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 48 hours prior to the event.