Journalism Professors, Past and Present

A roster of Ferris, McGraw, and Robbins Professors, from 1964 to the present

Professors in Residence

1974-present

John McPhee ’53, Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer for the New Yorker and author of more than 30 books, teaches one seminar every spring semester

2007-2014

Evan Thomas, Newsweek

2014-2019

Joe Stephens, Washington Post

 

Visiting Professors, 1964–present

1964-1973

Irving Dilliard, St. Louis Post Dispatch

1973-1974

Larry L. King, author

1974-1975

John McPhee ’53, New Yorker (to present)

1975-1976

Haynes Johnson, Washington Post

1976-1977

Robert Massie ’78, biographer
Victor Navasky, Nation

1977-1978

Donald Oberdorfer ’52, Washington Post

1978-1979

Haynes Johnson, Washington Post

1979-1980

Jeremy Bernstein, New Yorker
Blair Clark, CBS News and Nation
Geoffrey Wolff ’61, novelist and essayist

1980-1981

Robert J. Donovan, author

1981-1982

Jeremy Bernstein, New Yorker
Gloria Emerson, author

1982-1983

Lucinda Franks, author
Donald Oberdorfer ’52, Washington Post

1983-1984

Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times
Walter Guzzardi, Jr. ’42, Fortune

1984-1985

Ronald Steel, policy analyst
John Noble Wilford, New York Times

1985-1986

Gloria Emerson, author
Francine du Plessix Gray, novelist and critic
Robert Massie ’78, biographer
Harrison E. Salisbury, New York Times

1986-1987

William Greider ’58, author
Donald Oberdorfer ’52, Washington Post

1987-1988

John Herbers, New York Times
Walter Sullivan, New York Times

1988-1989

Jane Kramer, New Yorker
Jonathan Schell, author
Stuart S. Taylor, Jr. ’70, New York Times

1989-1990

James Gleick, author
Paul Taylor, Washington Post

1990-1991

Richard Gilman, author and drama critic
David K. Shipler, New York Times

1991-1992

Jeremy Bernstein, New Yorker
John Darnton, New York Times
Charles Kaiser, author
Deborah Tannen, Georgetown University
Jeremy Treglown, Times Literary Supplement
Geoffrey Wolff ’61, novelist and essayist

1992-1993

Gloria Emerson, author
Samuel G. Freedman, author
Roger Mudd, NBC, CBS, and PBS

1993-1994

Nancy Gibbs, TIME
Roger Mudd, NBC, CBS, and PBS
Karl E. Meyer, New York Times

1994-1995

Barbara Crossette, New York Times
Jim Hoagland, Washington Post
Landon Y. Jones ’66, People
David Remnick ’81, New Yorker

1995-1996

Malcolm W. Browne, New York Times
Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times
Paul Taylor, Washington Post
Milton Viorst, New Yorker

1996-1997

Jonathan Alter, Newsweek
Charlotte Grimes, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Gina Kolata, New York Times
Terrence Rafferty, New Yorker
Isabel Wilkerson, New York Times

1997-1998

Leslie Cockburn, NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS
Jean Strouse, biographer
Lawrence Weschler, New Yorker
Jonathan Weiner, science writer
Christopher Wren, New York Times

1998-1999

Nat Hentoff, Washington Times, Village Voice
Jonathan Sanders, CBS News
Serge Schmemann, New York Times
Alice Steinbach, Baltimore Sun
Richard Stengel ’77, TIME

1999-2000

Ethan Bronner, New York Times
Mitchel Levitas, New York Times
Melvin McCray ’74, ABC News and documentary film producer
Kay Mills, Los Angeles Times

2000-2001

Jill Abramson, New York Times
Ralph Begleiter, CNN
Juanita Darling, Los Angeles Times
Maria Ressa ’86, CNN
Paula Span, Washington Post
Michael Vitez, Philadelphia Inquirer

2001-2002

Michael Dobbs, Washington Post
Barton Gellman ’82, Washington Post
Roberta Oster Sachs, Dateline NBC News
John Seabrook ’81, New Yorker
Jim Willse, Newark Star-Ledger
Alexander Wolff ’80, Sports Illustrated
Christopher Wren, New York Times (Robert Stuart ’37 Visiting Professor)

2002-2003

Joel Achenbach ’82, Washington Post
Ken Armstrong, Chicago Tribune
Peter Godwin, BBC, London Sunday Times
Donna Liu, CNN
Serge Schmemann, New York Times (Robert Stuart ’37 Visiting Professor)
Calvin Sims, New York Times

2003-2004

Jim Dwyer, New York Times
Jeff Gerth, New York Times
Chris Hedges, New York Times
Evan Thomas, Newsweek
Marilyn Thompson, Washington Post
Marc Fisher ’80, Washington Post

2004-2005

Jeffrey Bartholet, Newsweek
Juliet Eilperin ’92, Washington Post
Gilbert Gaul, Washington Post
Roy Gutman, Newsweek
Emilie Lounsberry, Philadelphia Inquirer
David Maraniss, Washington Post\
Joel Stein, TIME

2005-2006

Felicity Barringer, New York Times
Filip Bondy, New York Daily News
Katherine Carpenter ’79, documentary filmmaker
Roger Cohen, New York Times
Pippa Green, South African Public Broadcasting
Margo Jefferson, New York Times
Elizabeth Kendall, author and critic
Chuck Lewis, Center for Public Integrity
Geraldine Moriba-Meadows, NBC News
Deborah Sontag, New York Times

2006-2007

Walt Bogdanich, New York Times
Lisa Cohen, television producer
Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
Michael Duffy, TIME
Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
Nancy Gibbs, TIME
Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune
Greil Marcus, cultural critic
Martha Mendoza, Associated Press
T.R. Reid ’66, Washington Post
Rose Tang, Hong Kong Standard

2007-2008

Peter Applebome, New York Times
Scott Berg ’71, biographer
Robert Christgau, Rolling Stone
Craig Duff, New York Times
James Grimaldi, Washington Post
Daoud Kuttab, Institute for Media Studies, Palestine
Charles Lane, Washington Post

2008-2009

Thanassis Cambanis, foreign correspondent
Barton Gellman ’82, Washington Post
Jim Kelly, TIME
Kathy Kiely ’77, USA Today
Peter Maass, New York Times
Claudia Roth Pierpont, New Yorker
Elisabeth Rosenthal, International Herald Tribune and New York Times
Alex Ross, New Yorker

2009-2010

Martin Gottlieb, New York Times, International Herald Tribune
Dan Grech ’99, National Public Radio
Bill Hamilton, Politico
Athelia Knight, Washington Post
Jane Mayer, New Yorker
Bob Mondello, NPR and Washington City Paper
Paul Salopek, Chicago Tribune
Tom Weber ’89, Smart Money
Jim Willse, Newark Star-Ledger

2010-2011

Lisa Belkin, New York Times
Richard Bernstein, International Herald Tribune
Anne Hull, Washington Post
Joe Richman, Radio Diaries
Elaine Sciolino, New York Times
James Steele, Vanity Fair
Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated

2011-2012

Deborah Amos, NPR
James Gorman, New York Times
Daniel Klaidman, Newsweek
Leonard Pitts, Jr., Miami Herald syndicated columnist
Alessandra Stanley, New York Times
Joe Stephens, Washington Post

2012-2013

Owen Bennett-Jones, BBC
Alma Guillermoprieto, author
P. Sainath, The Hindu
Jo Becker, New York Times
Diana Henriques, New York Times
Guy Raz, NPR
Griff Witte, Washington Post

2013-2014

Frank Bruni, New York Times
Steve Drummond, NPR
Carol Giacomo, New York Times
David Kocieniewski, New York Times
Mike McGraw, Kansas City Star
Amy Ellis Nutt, Newark Star Ledger
Keith Richburg, Washington Post

2014-2015

Bruce Auster, NPR
Pam Belluck, New York Times
Eliza Griswold, New York Times
Richard Just, National Journal
James Steele, Vanity Fair
Noy Thrupkaew, The American Prospect
David Wessel, Wall Street Journal

2015-2016

Deborah Amos, NPR
Jennifer Kahn, New York Times Magazine
Kira Kay, PBS, Bureau for International Reporting
David Kushner, Rolling Stone
D.T. Max, New Yorker
Laura Secor, New Yorker
Amy Waldman, New Yorker

2016-2017

Yasmine El Rashidi, author
Kathleen McCleery, PBS NewsHour
Richard Preston, New Yorker
Beena Sarwar, Aman ki Asha
Robert Smith, NPR
Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times
Nicholas Schmidle, New Yorker
Elaine Sciolino, New York Times
Edward Wong, New York Times

2017-2018

Deborah Amos, NPR
Bob Davis, Wall Street Journal
Suki Kim, author
Rebecca Mead, New Yorker
Joe Richman, Radio Diaries
Tanzina Vega, CNNMoney
Jim Dwyer, New York Times
Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post
Michael LaForgia, New York Times

 

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