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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 1, 2021—New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman and PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor will discuss the status of women in politics in a conversation moderated by Michel Martin, Emmy-winning journalist with NPR’s All Things Considered. The online event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, March 3, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.
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Maggie Haberman, a CNN political analyst and Pulitzer Prize winner, has established herself as one of the country’s most respected journalists and reliable resources for expert commentary on current events and national issues. In 2018, she and her team at The New York Times received the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for their coverage of the Trump administration and alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign. They also received the Aldo Beckman Award from the White House Correspondents’ Association. Her stories covering a contentious administration offer a revealing insider’s look at what is sure to be known as our country’s most explosive era of modern journalism. A seasoned veteran of political reporting, she covered City Hall for the New York Daily News, the 2008 U.S. Presidential campaign and other political races for The New York Post, as well as national affairs as a senior reporter for Politico.
Yamiche Alcindor, an NBC and MSNBC political contributor, methodically unravels the steady stream of breaking news. The daughter of Haitian immigrants who met while attending Boston College, she has written extensively on the intersection of race and politics. She has covered the impact of President Trump’s policies on the working-class, immigration, and breaking news coming out of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. A recipient of the White House Correspondents’ Association Aldo Beckman Award for Overall Excellence in White House Coverage as well as the 2020 NABJ Journalist of the Year Award, she has also reported on the presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders and the legacy of President Obama, as well as how police killings affect communities and children.
Emmy-winning journalist Michel Martin is the weekend host of NPR’s All Things Considered and former host of Tell Me More. She currently serves as a contributor for PBS’ Amanpour & Company. Her previous credits include ABC News, Nightline, as well as covering politics for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. She has been honored by numerous organizations, including the Candace Award for Communications from The National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Martin graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College at Harvard University in 1980 and earned a Master of Arts from the Wesley Theological Seminary in 2016. In 2019, Martin was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievement in journalism.
This event is organized by the Lecture Committee and sponsored by the Cohan Family Forum Fund, which seeks to provide a catalyst for debate and discussion of matters of national importance with a preference for the areas of politics, journalism, finance and social justice. It is co-sponsored by the Class of ’71 Public Affairs Forum.
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