David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, discusses Daniel Pearl's legacy and freedom of expression in journalism
David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker since July 1998, began his reporting career at The Washington Post in 1982. He is the author of several books, including The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama, King of the World, Resurrection, and Lenin’s Tomb, for which he received both the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and a George Polk Award for excellence in journalism. He became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1992 and has since written over a hundred pieces for the magazine. Since Remnick became editor, The New Yorker has won thirty National Magazine Awards.
In sponsoring the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Series, the Burkle Center for International Relations celebrates the memory of Daniel Pearl as a prominent journalist who dedicated his life to bringing joy and understanding to the world. Past presenters have included Christopher Hitchens, CNN's Anderson Cooper, Thomas Friedman of The New York Times, Daniel Schorr of NPR, and CNN's Larry King.
Published: Wednesday, February 01, 2012