Journalism Program

Brandeis Journalism Events

Judy Woodruff sits with a group from the Brandeis Journalism Program.

Judy Woodruff sat with a group of students and faculty from the Brandeis Journalism Program during her visit to campus.

Marty Baron sits with Journalism Program director Neil Swidey during an event for the Richman Fellowship.

Martin Baron, former executive editor of The Washington Post, speaks with Professor Neil Swidey about the state of objectivity in journalism after being honored as the 2023 Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life at Rapaporte Treasure Hall at Brandeis University on March 16, 2023. (Credit Gaelen Morse)

Margaret Talbot and Joshua Prager sit at a table.

Two of the nation's top journalists on the history of the abortion legal battle, Margaret Talbot and Joshua Prager, discuss what the road ahead looks like. Photo by Jack Yuanwei Cheng.

A crowd of students waits for the abortion forum to start.

A crowd of students await the start of Abortion: Past, Present & Future, an event moderated by Professors Neil Swidey and Ann Silvio of the Journalism Program. Photo by Jack Yuanwei Cheng.

Brandeis journalism students speak with guest Margaret Talbot.

Journalism Program students speak with Margaret Talbot, award-winning staff writer for The New Yorker, at the Abortion: Past, Present & Future event reception. Photo by Jack Yuanwei Cheng.

Featured Events

Featured Events are talks in the Journalism Program’s continuing speaker series. We’re committed to bringing important newsmakers to Brandeis to examine the role that journalism can play to address pressing societal issues. In our courses, students learn how the primary goal of journalism is illumination, to help open people’s eyes through high-impact storytelling.

  • Spring '24: Boston Globe associate editor and columnist Adrian Walker and investigative reporter Evan Allen
  • Fall '23: Judy Woodruff, the former anchor of the PBS NewsHour
  • Spring '23: Marty Baron, the retired editor of the Washington Post and former editor of the Boston Globe and the Miami Herald, visted Brandeis as the 2023 Richman Fellow
  • Fall '22: Margaret Talbot, award winning staff writer for The New Yorker, and Joshua Prager, author of Pulitzer Prize-finalist book The Family Roe: Abortion: Past, Present & Future
  • Spring ’22: Gina McCarthy, the White House Climate Czar: How to Talk Effectively about Climate Change
  • Fall ’21: The Boston Globe Blind Spot Team: Investigating Innovation for High Impact Journalism
  • Spring ’21: Drs. Fauci, Gwande and Rosenthal: Science Journalism and the Pandemic

Past Events

Past Events took place as Brandeis community events and/or parts of Journalism classes. Some video recordings are available, as well as write-ups in our Journalism Newsletters.