Truth in Journalism: Reporting News in the Modern Era
In this presentation, Yamiche Alcindor looks at the current political issues facing America and shares her experiences in reporting on the 2016 and 2020 campaigns. She talks about how her decision to pursue journalism came at 16-years old when she learned the tragic truth about the 1955 murder of Emmit Till and the launch of the civil rights movement. She also offers her observations on the Trump White House and the campaign of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as well as her thoughts on how social justice issues are impacting the country’s future and her analysis of the latest stories surrounding the 2020 elections.
Identity and the Fracturing of America
Yamiche Alcindor discusses how economic and racial segregation have impacted America and how her own story—that of a young woman whose family immigrated to the U.S. from Haiti in the 1970s—has influenced how she covers the world as a journalist.
Black History and the Legacy of MLK: Purpose, Truth and Justice
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in times of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” Yamiche Alcindor believes chaotic, tough, and difficult times align perfectly with the teachings of Dr. King. In this presentation, Alcindor urges her audience to find your purpose, do the work to seek truth and then press for justice. Alcindor reflects on the importance for each of us to take the time to pause and consider the sense of urgency Dr. King and other leaders embraced to forever change American society.
Yamiche Alcindor covering the stories of our time
As White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, YAMICHE ALCINDOR goes from coast to coast following the most compelling stories of our day. You can watch some of her latest reports here:
VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: Yamiche Alcindor shares her journey in media and journalism, discussing the political, historical, and cultural context of our time.
YAMICHE ALCINDOR is the White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. She’s perhaps the most concise journalist of our time, using the 280 characters of twitter, Yamiche's tweets of a single-quoted question by a White House Press pool reporter and a single-quoted answer of the President or a White House officials consistently go viral. At virtual and in-person events, she expands a bit more on her experience in journalists during what many consider to be the golden age for the fourth estate, and speaks on the political, historical, and cultural context of our time. "Yamiche was amazing! She was open, thoughtful, genuine, charismatic. Feedback from our guests was exceptionally positive- I’ve heard from students and faculty, as well as our older donor, all of whom thought she was wonderful." (Duke University)