A panel on Print Media featuring panelists Bill Keller, The New York Times; Len Downie, The Washington Post; Laurie Hays, The Wall Street Journal; David Boardman, The Seattle Times; Clara Jeffrey, Mother Jones; and introductory remarks by Lowell Bergman.
This event was a part of a conference titled The Crisis in News: Is There a Future for Investigative Journalism? sponsored by the Investigative Reporting Program, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California Berkeley.
Lowell Bergman, Director of the Investigative Reporting Program, is also a producer and correspondent for the PBS documentary series Frontline, and the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism.
David Boardman is Executive Editor of The Seattle Times and its Web site, seattletimes.com. He has worked at The Times since 1983 in various positions, with a focus on investigative journalism. He has directed three Pulitzer Prize-winning projects and 10 Pulitzer finalists. Boardman is vice president of the American Society of News Editors and a member of the boards of the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Eastern European Organized Crime and Reporting Project. He is also a member of the National Advisory Board of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, the Advisory Board of ProPublica, and the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. He is a former two-time president of Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc.
Leonard Downie Jr.
Leonard Downie Jr. was named Executive Editor of The Washington Post on September 1, 1991, after serving as Managing Editor for seven years. He worked on the Metropolitan staff as a reporter and editor for 15 years, and ran the staff as Assistant Managing Editor for Metropolitan news from 1974 until 1979.
As Deputy Metropolitan Editor, Downie helped supervise The Post's Watergate coverage. He was named London correspondent in 1979 and returned to Washington in 1982 as National Editor. In 1984, he became Managing Editor. Downie is a director of The Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service.
Stephen Engelberg was the founding managing editor of ProPublica from 2008-2012, and became Editor-in-Chief on January 1, 2013. He came to ProPublica from The Oregonian in Portland, where he had been a managing editor since 2002. Before joining The Oregonian, Engelberg worked for The New York Times for 18 years, including stints in Washington, D.C., and Warsaw, Poland, as well as in New York. He is a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board and of the Board of Directors of the American Society of News Editors. After beginning his career at The Times, he worked as a reporter for The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk and for The Dallas Morning News before returning to The Times to write news and investigative articles on national security matters. After a stint as The Times bureau chief in Warsaw immediately following the collapse of Communism, he resumed his work as an investigative reporter in 1993. Engelberg shared in two George Polk Awards for reporting: the first, in 1989, for articles on nuclear proliferation; the second, in 1994, for articles on U.S. immigration. A group of articles he co-authored in 1995 on an airplane crash was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. Engelberg’s work since 1996 has focused largely on the editing of investigative projects. He started The Times's investigative unit in 2000. Projects he supervised at The Times on Mexican corruption (published in 1997) and the rise of al-Qaeda (published beginning in January 2001) were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. During his years at The Oregonian, the paper won the Pulitzer for breaking news and was a finalist for its investigative work on methamphetamines and charities intended to help the disabled. He is the co-author of Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War (2001).
Tom Goldstein is a professor of Journalism and Mass Communications and director of the Mass Communications Program at Berkeley. He has been a journalism educator for more than 20 years, first at the University of Florida, then at Berkeley (where he served as dean from 1988 to 1996) and finally at Columbia (where he served as dean from 1997 to 2002).
Goldstein worked as a reporter at AP, Newsday, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He was press secretary to New York City Mayor Edward Koch. Goldstein has written The News at Any Cost, A Two-Faced Press and co-authored The Lawyers Guide to Writing Well. He edited the Killing the Messenger: 100 years of Press Criticism. Goldstein is a graduate of Yale and Columbia's law school and journalism school.
He is the West Coast editor of the Columbia Journalism Review.
Laurie Hays is the Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal.
Neil Henry worked for 16 years as a metro, national and foreign correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya for The Washington Post, and as a staff writer for Newsweek magazine, prior to joining the faculty of Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in 1993.
A former John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, he is the author of a 2002 racial history, Pearl's Secret. His second book, American Carnival: Journalism under Siege in an Age of New Media, was published in May, 2007.
A graduate in political science from Princeton University, Prof. Henry earned his master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
Clara Jeffery is editor-in-chief of Mother Jones magazine. Before joining the staff of Mother Jones, she was a senior editor of Harper’s magazine, where she worked for almost seven years. Seven pieces that she edited have been finalists for National Magazine Awards, in the categories of essay, profile, reporting, public interest, and fiction.
Works she edited have also been selected to appear in various editions of Best American Essays, Best American Travel Writing, Best American Sports Writing, and Best American Science Writing. While at Harper’s, she also conceived and organized a series of public forums broadcast on WNYC. Previously, Jeffery worked at Washington City Paper, where she wrote and edited political, investigative, and narrative features, was a columnist, and frequently appeared on FOX-TV’s reporters’ roundtable on behalf of the paper.
Jeffery received an MSJ with honors from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in 1993 and graduated cum laude from Carleton College in 1989. She grew up in Arlington, Virginia.
Bill Keller, former executive editor of of the New York Times, is now editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project. The Marshall Project is a non-profit, non-partisan news organization focused on crime and punishment in the United States. Bill joined the venture in 2014 after 30 years at The New York Times as a correspondent, editor and, most recently, as an op-ed columnist.
T. Christian Miller
T. Christian Miller joined ProPublica in 2008 as a senior reporter based in Washington, D.C. He spent the previous 11 years reporting for the Los Angeles Times. His work included coverage of the 2000 presidential campaign and three years as a bureau chief for the Times, responsible for 10 countries in South and Central America.