Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Host: 
New York
Venue: 
Century Association

Join Philip Merrill College of Journalism Dean Lucy Dalglish for an in-depth conversation with New York Times Investigations Editor Rebecca Corbett. 


Working behind the scenes, Corbett has led some of the most important stories of the past few decades, including the New York Times' Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into Harvey Weinstein and sexual harassment, which unleashed the #MeToo movement. Corbett also led the Times' 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of the National Security Agency's warrantless eavesdropping program, as well as its deep-dive stories into Amazon's treatment of workers, exploding U.S. health care costs and lawlessness on the high seas.
This event is presented in partnership with the University of Maryland Alumni Association,  Philip Merrill College of Journalism and its newly launched Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. Hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer are included with registration.

 
Cost: 

Alumni and Guests: $20
Alumni Association Members: Free

RSVP by: 
Feb 27
Contact: 

For Questions:
Steve Glickman
steveg@umd.edu


SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES 

LUCY DALGLISH -  Dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland 

Dean Dalglish joined the Philip Merrill College of Journalism as Dean in 2012. She served as executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press from 2000 to 2012. The Reporters Committee is a voluntary, unincorporated association of reporters and news editors dedicated to protecting the First Amendment interests of the news media. The Reporters Committee has provided research, guidance and representation in major press cases in state and federal courts since 1970.

Prior to assuming the Reporters Committee position, Dalglish was a media lawyer for almost five years in the trial department of the Minneapolis law firm of Dorsey & Whitney.

From 1980 to 1993, Dalglish was a reporter and editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. As a reporter, she covered beats ranging from general assignment and suburbs to education and courts. During her last three years at the Pioneer Press, she served as night city editor, assistant news editor and national/ foreign editor.

Dalglish was awarded the Kiplinger Award by the National Press Foundation in 2012 for her service to journalism. She was also awarded the Wells Memorial Key, the highest honor bestowed by the Society of Professional Journalists, in 1995. A year later, she was one of 24 journalists, lawyers, lawmakers, educators, researchers, librarians and historians inducted into the charter class of the National Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C.

Dalglish appears frequently in print, online and broadcast stories about issues involving the media and the First Amendment. She has been a national leader in supporting open meeting and open records laws at the state and federal level, as well as a key player over the past 10 years in the effort to pass state and federal reporters “shield laws.” She serves on the boards or advisory committees of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, the National Center for Courts and the Media, the Sunshine in Government Initiative, Openthegovernment.org, and the Virginia Coalition for Open Government.

 

REBECCA CORBETT – Investigations Editor 

Rebecca Corbett leads The Times’s investigations department and oversaw the Harvey Weinstein investigation, which led to a cascade of sexual harassment stories around the globe and a cultural reckoning on the issue.  Previously, she has been a masthead editor, senior enterprise editor and deputy Washington bureau chief. She joined The Times as enterprise editor at the Washington bureau in 2004. She has edited multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning stories at The Times and in her earlier career. 

 Ms. Corbett joined The Times from The Baltimore Sun where she served in a variety of positions from copy editor, city editor and finally as assistant managing editor. Prior to her work at The Sun, she was an editor at The Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Connecticut. She began her career at The Central Maine Morning Sentinel in Waterville, Maine.     

Ms. Corbett graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.  She has done journalism fellowships at Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Learn more about Rebecca: https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a30275999/rebecca-corbett-she-said-weinstein-new-york-times/