Join the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, The School of Journalism, and CMES for our Fall 2015 Colloquium Series
William Schmidt is a Professor of Practice, School of Journalism
Mr. Schmidt joined the faculty of the School of Journalism in 2013, after retiring as Deputy Managing Editor of The New York Times. While he was a member of senior newsroom management at The Times for more than a dozen years, Mr. Schmidt spent most of his career as a field correspondent, both for The Times and Newsweek magazine. He ran Times bureaus in Denver, Atlanta and Chicago and served as a correspondent in London, where he was deployed on assignments to Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. At Newsweek, he ran bureaus in Moscow and Cairo, and worked as well in domestic bureaus in Miami and Chicago. He shared the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for his work for The Times on the explosion of the shuttle Challenger; the 1971 George L. Polk award for the coverage of the shootings at Kent State for the Detroit Free Press and Knight newspapers, and the 1978 Overseas Press Club award for Newsweek's reporting on the war in Lebanon.
Co-sponsored by The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies and The School of Journalism