Dean attends Carnegie-Knight meeting

Dean attends Carnegie-Knight meeting

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 10:30am
Dean Maria Marron
Dean Maria Marron

Dean Maria Marron attended the Carnegie-Knight deans’ meeting in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 6 - 7. Among the topics for discussion were Diversity, and the Future of Journalism in the Trump Era. The Knight Foundation is committed to enhancing diversity in newsrooms — and in classrooms— and highlighted the Ida B. Wells Society for investigative reporting. Nikole Hannah-Jones, reporter, The New York Times Magazine; founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a training and mentorship organization aimed at increasing the number of investigative reporters of color, spoke about how diversity in newsrooms has not increased since the 1960s and how important it is for students and journalists of color to learn investigative techniques.
 
Juliette Kayyem, Belfer Lecturer in International Security, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and national security analyst for CNN; former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs in the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security; and former Undersecretary of Homeland Security for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and Rick Stengel, Walter Shorenstein Media & Democracy Fellow; former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; and former Managing Editor of TIME magazine, shared their thoughts with the group about the Trump Administration’s travel ban and the stories that will be most important over coming months.
 
Denise-Maria Ordway, managing editor of Journalist’s Resource; a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard and reporter at the Orlando Sentinel, where she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2013, spoke about “Data Journalism and Social Science Research Methods.” Joining her was David Trilling, research reporter at Journalist’s Resource, a former Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University who had worked for 10 years in the former Soviet Union and Middle East, most recently as The Economist’s Central Asia correspondent and as an editor at EurasiaNet.org.