New Republic editor to be guest at master’s tea

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Cohn.jpgJonathan Cohn, a senior editor at the New Republic, will speak at Yale on Thursday, Feb. 26 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Cohn will be the guest at a Berkeley College master’s tea at 4 p.m. at Berkeley College, 125 High St. The event is open to the Yale community. 

For over 10 years, Cohn has written and edited for the New Republic, where he has focused on domestic politics and policies. Cohn has also served as a contributing editor of the American Prospect and as a senior fellow at Demos, a New York City-based think tank.

In addition to Cohn’s work as an editor, he has published articles in a wide variety of publications, including the New York Times, Slate, Rolling Stone, and Mother Jones. Cohn has also appeared on numerous TV and radio talk shows, such as “Fresh Air,” “ABC News,” and “Larry King Live.”

In 2007, Cohn published “Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis — and the People Who Pay the Price,” an award-winning book about the issues that middle-class Americans face within the current U.S. healthcare system. More recently, Cohn has written extensively on the Affordable Care Act and its implementation.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Recent Poynter Fellows include Jill Abramson, Nathaniel Rich, and James Bennet.

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