Finney Chapel was the site of the Convocation talk by Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times. His talk, “Quality Journalism in the Digital Age,” highlighted the challenges and opportunities today’s journalists have when covering complex societal, political, and global issues in a variety of media. Oberlin’s annual Convocation series provides a forum where cutting-edge issues are discussed by some of the country’s most prominent thinkers.
Baquet, a former reporter for his hometown paper, Times-Picayune in New Orleans, joined the New York Times in April 1990 as a metropolitan reporter. Prior to becoming executive editor, he was managing editor for news and the Washington bureau chief. Under Baquet's watch, the Times recently won three Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting, investigative reporting, and feature photography.
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and 40+ theater & dance
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Oberlin graduates go on to earn
than alumni of other undergraduate colleges
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