Human rights, democracy and the role of media topics for New York Times editor

Posted: Tuesday, 11 October 2011

TROY – New York Times Foreign Editor Greg Winter will speak to Troy University students Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 2:15 in the Trojan Center Theater.

The talk is part of a partnership TROY has with the New York Times that encourages students to read and use the newspaper in their college studies. Winter's visit is co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Department of First-Year Studies, said Joe McCall, a history instructor who is helping to coordinate the visit.

Winter oversees the coverage of Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and the United Nations for The Times' foreign desk, supervising the paper's correspondents in those regions. He joined The Times' staff in 2000 and started as a business reporter. After stints in Los Angeles and on the Metro Desk in New York City, he became a national education writer focusing on higher education, education finance, educational access and related topics.

Before going to graduate school for journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, Winter was a public policy analyst in San Francisco, focusing on affordable housing, welfare and homelessness. He has also served as a reporting intern at CBS "Marketwatch" and at the Wall Street Journal.

In addition to the 2:15 p.m. lecture, Winter will conduct an informal question-and-answer session with senior-level history, political science and journalism students.

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