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New York Times Tech Columnist David Pogue will deliver Poynter Lecture at Yale


New Haven, Conn. — David Pogue, Weekly Technology Columnist for The New York Times and Emmy Award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News, will visit Yale as a Poynter Fellow on September 18.

During his “Mobile Gadget Show-and-Tell,” Pogue will demonstrate the most unique portable devices that have crossed his desk in the past year. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place at 6 p.m. in the Levinson Auditorium of Yale Law School, 127 Wall St.

A 1985 graduate of Yale College, Pogue writes the weekly “State of the Art” column (featuring reviews of current technology) that appears on the front page of the “Circuits” section of The New York Times each Thursday. He also pens “Pogue’s Posts,” a daily blog on the latest technology news. Additionally, he is creator and host of a weekly two-minute video review of consumer technology products via His recent videos include “iPhone: The Musical.”

Pogue has also authored or co-authored seven books in the “for Dummies” series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In 1999, he launched his own series of computer books called the “Missing Manual” series, which now includes 30 titles.

After graduating from Yale summa cum laude, with Distinction in Music, Pogue moved to New York City, with aspirations to compose and conduct Broadway shows. He worked as conductor, synthesizer programmer, arranger, or assistant on several Broadway shows. He then began teaching the Broadway community how to use Mac computers.

Pogue began his journalistic career writing for Macworld Magazine in 1988, and wrote the triple-award-winning Desktop Critic column until November 2000, when he joined The New York Times as personal-technology columnist.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists who have made significant contributions to their field. Recent Poynter fellows include David Brooks, Al Franken, Charlie Rose, Margaret Warner, Judy Woodruff and Bob Woodward.


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