Pryor Center Presents 'Opinion Journalism in the Age of Trump' with Journalist Alex Kingsbury Feb. 5

Alex Kingsbury, senior staff editor at the New York Times.
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Alex Kingsbury, senior staff editor at the New York Times.

As part of the Pryor Center Presents lecture series, Alex Kingsbury, senior staff editor at the New York Times, will present "Opinion Journalism in the Age of Trump" at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

Kingsbury will talk about his experiences helping to oversee a satirical front page of the Boston Globe that imagined what Trump's America would look like in 2016, his work overseeing the Free Press campaign at the Boston Globe, his experience conducting presidential candidate endorsement interviews as part of an effort at the Times to reexamine an editorial for 2020, and his work overseeing the Times' Privacy Project.

Born and raised in New England, Kingsbury holds a B.A. in history from George Washington University and a M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. From 2004 to 2011, he was an editor at U.S. News & World Report. Kingsbury was a senior associate producer at WBUR, Boston's NPR news station, for the programs On Point with Tom Ashbrook and Radio Boston. He sat on the editorial board of the Boston Globe and was deputy editor of the Ideas section. Kingsbury has been with the Times and a member of its editorial board since 2018.

The Pryor Center is located at 1 East Center Street, Suite 120, and parking is available on the Fayetteville Square. The event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Pryor Center Events

  • Feb. 26 – Indigenous Storytellers with Shane Brown at 6 p.m.
  • Mar. 5   – Indigenous Storytellers with Allison Hererra at 6 p.m.
  • Mar. 11 – Pryor Center Presents ‘An Evening with Marlon Blackwell’ at 6 p.m.
  • Apr. 15 – Pryor Center Presents ‘Downward Nobility’ with Brendan O’Connell at 6 p.m.

About The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History: The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History is an oral history program with the mission to document the history of Arkansas through the collection of spoken memories and visual records, preserve the collection in perpetuity, and connect Arkansans and the world to the collection through the Internet, TV broadcasts, educational programs, and other means. The Pryor Center records audio and video interviews about Arkansas history and culture, collects other organizations' recordings, organizes these recordings into an archive, and provides public access to the archive, primarily through the website at http://pryorcenter.uark.edu. The Pryor Center is the state's only oral and visual history program with a statewide, seventy-five county mission to collect, preserve, and share audio and moving image recordings of Arkansas history.

About the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences: The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with three schools, 16 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 3% of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

William A. Schwab, executive director
Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History
479-575-5181, bschwab@uark.edu

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