N.Y. Times White House Correspondent Maggie Haberman Visits Bloomington as Hamilton Public Service Fellow
Maggie Haberman, White House correspondent for the New York Times, spoke at Indiana University Bloomington March 18, and while on campus she received the Lee H. Hamilton Public Service Fellowship.
In 2018, Haberman was part of a Times team that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, which it shared with a team from The Washington Post. The Pulitzer board cited the teams’ “deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration.”
She also won the White House Correspondents’ Association’s 2018 Aldo Beckman Award and the Newswomen’s Club of New York’s 2018 Front Page Award for Journalist of the Year. Before joining the Times in 2015, Haberman reported for Politico, The New York Post and The New York Daily News.
While in Bloomington, Haberman gave a free public lecture at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
Haberman’s campus visit was co-sponsored by the IU Media School, the Center on Representative Government and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
The Hamilton Public Service Fellowship honors the ideal of public service and the career of Lee Hamilton, who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, retired from office in 1999, and founded the IU Center on Congress, now the Center on Representative Government. He is a Distinguished Scholar in IU’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and a Professor of Practice in IU’s O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The purpose of the fellowship is to bring to Bloomington a person of civic prominence to present a public lecture and meet with students and faculty.
Haberman is the eighth recipient of the Hamilton Fellowship. The others were: Jim Lehrer, longtime anchor of PBS NewsHour, who visited Bloomington in April 2012; David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent of The New York Times (March 2013); David Ignatius, a columnist for The Washington Post (November 2013); Margaret Warner, chief foreign correspondent for PBS NewsHour (February 2015); NPR international correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson(December 2015); E.J. Dionne, a columnist for The Washington Post (March 2017); and Dan Balz, chief correspondent at The Washington Post (March 2018).
For more information on this and other programs in the IU Media School speaker series, see https://bit.ly/2TEn9wI