Lee Colvin Moves to Hechinger Institute at Teachers College
Lee Colvin an award-winning education writer of the Los Angeles
Times will become the new deputy director of the Hechinger
Institute on Education and the Media at Teachers College, Columbia
University this summer. The Institute organizes and sponsors seminars
for journalists, top policy makers and researchers on timely issues
in education. The seminars are tailored to the interests of different
groups of journalists, including editorial writers who cover education,
education editors, reporters who specialize in higher education
issues and reporters new to the beat.
Colvin, 48, said the new position provides him with a unique opportunity
to represent journalism as well as education. “I want to leverage
what I’ve learned in my many years on the beat to benefit other
reporters in their coverage of education,” Colvin said. “At the
same time, I’ll continue to be a working journalist.” Colvin said
in addition to his work with the institute, he intends to remain
active as a writer on education topics.
The Hechinger Institute is named in memory of Fred M. Hechinger,
who was a reporter and editor at The New York Times, specializing
in the coverage of education. It is supported by grants from many
foundations including the Carnegie Corporation, the John S. and
James L. Knight Foundation, the Broad Foundation and the New York
Times Company Foundation.#
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