Journalist Ari Berman to address 2022 graduates as the Pringle Lecturer

April 27, 2022

The Columbia Journalism School has named Ari Berman as this year’s Pringle Lecturer to address the graduating class on Journalism Day. The award is made annually by faculty to an outstanding journalist covering politics whose work can serve as a source of inspiration for the next generation.

Berman is a senior reporter for Mother Jones and a fellow at Type Media Center. He has written extensively about American politics, voting rights, and the intersection of money and politics. He’s the author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America (finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction) and Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, both published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Berman was the first national reporter to cover voter suppression during the 2012 election, earning widespread acclaim for his coverage and pushing the issue into the national spotlight. His stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and The Nation, and he is a frequent guest and commentator on MSNBC, CNN, and NPR. Berman won an Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media in 2017 and the Sidney Hillman Foundation Prize for magazine journalism in 2022. He graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Journalism Day will be held at Miller Theater on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information about the Journalism School’s graduation and Journalism Day ceremonies visit here.