Former NYT editor Howell Raines talks with students
Former New York Times Executive Editor Howell Raines talks with students and faculty of the College on Feb. 26, 2013 in Gannett Auditorium. Raines, a Pulitzer Prize winning writer, talks about a variety of topics, including the past, present and future state of journalism, his experience of stepping into the lead position at the Times five days before Sept. 11, the current political landscape, the ‘Jayson Blair’ experience as well as his writings.
Raines was appointed Executive Editor of the Times in September 2001, serving until May 2003, when controversy stemming from the Jayson Blair scandal led to his dismissal. A Times internal investigation revealed that 36 of the 73 national stories Blair filed with the paper over a six-month period were marred by faked bylines or evidence of plagiarism.