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Three Yale Alumni Tell How They Became Journalists


New Haven, Conn. — Three successful journalists, all graduates of the Yale College Class of 2006, will take part in a panel titled “My First Year in Journalism” on Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in Room 211, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St.

The panel, which is free and open to the public, is the main event for Spring 2008 in the Francis Conversations with Writers and Editors series.

The panelists will be Paul Gleason, staff writer for Harvard Magazine and former intern at Harper’s; Zvika Krieger, deputy editor/online, The New Republic and former Middle East correspondent for Newsweek; and Julia Wallace, freelance film and culture writer. The panel will be moderated by their former writing professor, Anne Fadiman, author of “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” and the Francis Writer in Residence at Yale.

The young journalists work in three different cities (New York, Boston and Washington) and have already amassed a wide variety of experience: international reporting, magazine feature writing, book reviewing, film reviewing and editing. They will recount the ups and downs of their first year in the field, and invite questions on how to pitch a story and conduct a successful interview.


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