Gary Abernathy, publisher and editor of The Times-Gazette, on Friday spoke to graduate students at Columbia University Journalism School in New York.
Samuel Freedman, professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, invited Abernathy to address the journalism ethics class, primarily on the subject of the media’s coverage of President Trump and the regions across the nation that supported Trump.
Freedman is a longtime reporter and columnist for the New York Times and the author of numerous books, including Letters to a Young Journalist and The Inheritance: How Three Families Moved from Roosevelt to Reagan and Beyond. He was named the nation’s outstanding journalism educator in 1997 by the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2012, he received Columbia University’s Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching.
“The opportunity to address graduate students at Columbia Journalism School and tour the campus with Professor Freedman will always be one of the highlights of my career,” said Abernathy. “I deeply appreciate the invitation. The students were amazing and asked good, tough questions, as well as offering thoughtful opinions and insights from their own perspectives.”
In addition to his duties with The Times-Gazette, Abernathy is a contributing columnist for The Washington Post and has appeared on several television and radio programs during the past year discussing the media’s coverage of the Trump administration.
Columbia Journalism School was founded in 1912 by Joseph Pulitzer, and is the only journalism school in the Ivy League. It is the home of the Pulitzer Prizes, the most prestigious awards in journalism, and publishes the Columbia Journalism Review, a leading industry journal on media criticism.