Next Ottaway Professor of Journalism to arrive on campus Feb. 12
NEW PALTZ -- Martin Gottlieb, an award-winning investigative reporter and long-time editor at The New York Times, will be introduced to the State University of New York at New Paltz as the seventh James H. Ottaway Sr. Professor of Journalism at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the college’s Honor’s Center in College Hall.
A question-and-answer session will follow his introduction. The event is free and open to the public.
Gottlieb has been a top editor in three of journalism’s very different worlds – as a reporter for the tabloid New York Daily News, as the editor of the alternative weekly newspaper the Village Voice and as an editor and reporter for the Times.
Gottlieb’s class, titled Practices of Quality Journalism, will examine the enduring characteristics of quality journalism at a time when an intensifying 24-hour news cycle can make it easy to overlook them. Balance, context, skepticism, resourceful and investigative reporting, informed advocacy, elegant and original writing and fair-minded packaging are among the topics that will be considered.
For a full biography, press release and a picture of Gottlieb, visit the James H. Ottaway Sr. Professor of Journalism Web site at www.newpaltz.edu/ottaway/current.html.
The Ottaway Professorship is named for the founder of Ottaway Newspapers Inc., which is now a coast-to-coast group of 15 dailies, 13 Sunday and more than 18 weeklies and numerous specialty publications and Web sites in nine states. The flagship newspaper of the chain is the Times Herald-Record in Middletown. The professorship was made possible by a gift from James Ottaway Jr.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.