FORA.tv Speaker - Calvin Sims

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Biography

Calvin Sims focuses on the development of a free and responsible press worldwide. His work helps foster new and innovative models of reporting, disseminating and financing quality news, with a concentration on social justice issues, diversity of voices, standards and ethics, and press freedoms.

Prior to joining the Ford Foundation in 2007, Calvin spent two decades at The New York Times. He was a director, producer and foreign correspondent and played a central role in the newspaper's expansion into television, documentaries and the Web. He anchored the Times's nightly television news program, hosted a weekly podcast on foreign affairs and produced a critically acclaimed documentary for PBS on the rise of radical Islam in Indonesia. As a foreign correspondent, Calvin was based in Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Seoul and Jakarta.

A graduate of Yale University, Calvin has held the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Ferris Professorship of Journalism at Princeton University. He also conducted workshops and cultural exchange programs for journalists in Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan as part of an effort by American University and the U.S. State Department to resolve historical conflicts.

2 Programs

Islam in America

06.02.11 | 01:04:16 min | 0 comments

Panel: The State of Nonprofit Investigative Reporting

04.10.11 | 01:40:55 min | 0 comments