We are pleased to introduce the Fall 2023 James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor in Journalism, Amanda Sperber!
Amanda Sperber is a multi-award-winning international correspondent and Investigative Fellow with Code for Africa whose work considers colonialism and capitalism. Her high impact reporting has prompted changes to military policy, open Congressional letters signed by leading House members, reports by organizations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Airwars and shifted narratives on state-building and U.S. foreign policy. Since she started reporting on U.S. airstrikes in Somalia, the military admitted its first civilian casualties since it began carrying out strikes in 2007 and instituted a civilian casualty reporting protocol.
The DMJ Department welcomes Pete Madden, an investigative producer for ABC News, as Visiting Professor. Madden is teaching a special topics course, DMJ393-01 Investigative Reporting Lab, thanks to the sponsorship of the Ottaway Foundation endowment.