Introducing the Fall 2024 Ottaway Visiting Professor: Andre Lambertson!

Andre Lambertson is an Emmy nominated award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker committed to documenting stories of transformation. Lambertson has created photo essays on social issues for magazines, books, foundations, and museums, including Time, National Geographic, Fortune, The New York Times Magazine, the Sunday London Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, USA Today, The Ford Foundation, The Smithsonian Museum and The Corcoran Museum. His awards include, five separate Pulitzer Center grants for investigative journalism, The George Soros Foundation Media fellowship, The Webby award, Art For Justice Fund Grantee, National Press Award , The Nation grant and the National Geographic Emergency Grant for Journalists. He co-directed and shot a documentary titled “The Whole Gritty City,” about marching bands that help combat teen street violence in New Orleans, which aired on CBS .

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Join Us Oct. 3 for Ottaway Visiting Professor of Journalism Amanda Sperber Q&A

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 somerstr@newpaltz.edu. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 48 hours prior to the event.

Meet the Fall 2023 Ottaway Visiting Journalism Professor Amanda Sperber

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.

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