Lacey ’87, Distinguished Visiting Journalist, shares insights

By: Kathy Hovis,  Cornell Chronicle
February 25, 2020

Marc Lacey ’87, national editor for The New York Times and the first Distinguished Visiting Journalist in a new College of Arts and Sciences program, shared advice with students, visited classes and learned about faculty research during a trip to campus Feb. 10-14.

“There’s not a single class I took at Cornell that I haven’t used in some sense or another as an editor,” Lacey said in a Feb. 11 Inside Journalism career conversation with students, hosted by Arts and Sciences Career Development. “I have a job in which I could be interviewing scientists or poets, all kinds of people, and I can sound like I know what I’m talking about.”

Lacey participated in a variety of classes, including two government seminars on Russian politics; The Truth About Fake News (GOVT 4000), a class led by assistant professors Bryn Rosenfeld and Alexandra Cirone; and an introductory class in American studies taught by Noliwe Rooks, the W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Literature, professor of Africana studies and director of the American Studies Program.


Read the entire article in the Cornell Chronicle.

Marc Lacey ’87, right, national editor for The New York Times, talks to a student during his visit in February as the first Distinguished Visiting Journalist, a new program in the College of Arts and Sciences.