Paul Glader, associate professor of journalism, media and entrepreneurship and director of the McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute at The King’s College, has been named as the Laventhol/Newsday Visiting Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for the Spring 2018 semester. During the Fellowship, Professor Glader will continue to oversee journalism training projects of the McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute, and plans to be on campus at TKC about one day per week.
Professor Glader received a Master’s of Science from Columbia School of Journalism and a certificate from Columbia’s Graduate School of Business in 2008 while he was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow, so he says being named to the Laventhol Professorship is a bit like returning home. “It’s a privilege to be invited to serve as a graduate professor at such a top journalism school,” he said. He will spend the semester on faculty at Columbia teaching an intensive masters-level course on business journalism, his area of expertise, as well as personal writing and reporting projects.
This professorship at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism is named for famed journalist, editor, and publisher David Laventhol, under whose leadership the publication Newsday received four Pulitzer prizes during the 1970s and 1980s. From his work at The Washington Post, Newsday, The L.A. Times and other publications, Laventhol is remembered for his keen eye for finding resonant and powerful stories in unexpected places, and for his personal character, which blended humility and a desire for excellence. He was also a creative leader, who designed the famous Style section of The Washington Post and the New York edition of Newsday.
Professor Glader is a former staff writer of The Wall Street Journal and has taught at The King’s College since 2010 first as an adjunct and then full-time since 2013, teaching a mix of classes including Intro to Journalism, Business Journalism, Narrative Non-Fiction, Entrepreneurial Journalism and Persuasive Writing & Speaking. He is the founding director of the McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute, which offers journalism events, training and resources. He has headed up journalism curriculum and activities at King’s since his arrival, including the new major in Journalism, Culture and Society, which begins in the Fall of 2017. He also developed the NYC Semester in Journalism (NYCJ) program, which welcomes up to 15 visiting journalism students to King’s each semester from almost 30 partner schools. Glader has written for publications such as Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, The New York Times and The Washington Post, among many others. In other projects, Glader serves as director of the Dow Jones News Fund business journalism residency at New York University, which means selecting the top 30 business journalism students nationwide for paid summer internships and running a week-long training program for them at NYU. Glader also serves as executive director of The Media Project, a non-profit network of more than 700 journalists worldwide, mostly from the global South. It offers education, training, professional development on topics such as newsroom ethics, leadership, religion reporting and business reporting.
Upon receiving the professorship, Professor Glader said, “As I consider the future of media, from the technological and economic situation to the polarizing state of American culture, I’m deeply grateful to be affiliated with two institutions—Columbia University and The King’s College—that care about the First Amendment, freedom of the press, and about using journalism responsibly to communicate what is happening in the world.”