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Ta-Nehisi Coates Named Journalist-in-Residence for the Fall Semester

  • By Newmark J-School Staff
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates, an award-winning national correspondent at The Atlantic, will join the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism this fall as a Journalist-in-Residence.

“Coates is a breathtakingly powerful writer and his presence at our school will be invigorating,” says Dean Sarah Bartlett. In addition to teaching in the J-School’s writing program, Coates, who writes about culture, politics and social issues, will organize events throughout the year and serve as a resource for students.

Coates was awarded the National Magazine Award in 2013 for opinion writing and critique and was nominated the same year for a National Magazine Award in commentary. He won the Sidney Hillman Prize for opinion and analysis in 2012. He has been the Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar at MIT for the last two years and an adjunct at Columbia University. His memoir, “The Beautiful Struggle,” was published in 2009 and his second book will be coming out later this year.

Coates spoke about his writing career to students and faculty at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on May 1.

Atlantic Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Art of Writing from CUNY Grad School of Journalism on Vimeo.