Sam Sifton"The Future of Journalism"

Thursday, March 20, 2014
12:30 p.m. - Student Union Apollo Room
Wright State University
(Call Event Services at (937) 775-5512 to verify space availability.)

Sam Sifton became the national editor of The New York Times in October 2011. Before that, he was the newspaper's restaurant critic for two years and its culture editor from 2005 until 2009. He joined The Times in 2002 as deputy dining editor and became dining editor later that year. In 2004 he was named deputy culture editor. Before joining The Times, Sifton was a senior writer and editor at Talk magazine, where he worked from 1995 to 1998. He also worked as a critic, reporter, and managing editor of the New York Press, an alternative weekly based in Manhattan. Sifton previously taught social studies in New York City public schools and was also an assistant editor at American Heritage. Sifton graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. degree in history and literature in 1998. He is the author of Field Guide to the Yettie: Stalking the Dot-Com Geek, a satirical guide to the new economy. He is married to Tina Fallon, an independent theater producer. They have two daughters.

Sam Sifton's participation in the 2014 Honors Institute Symposium is courtesy of the New York Times inEDUCATION sponsored at Wright State University byFirst Year Programs, University College.

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