New York Times correspondent here Wednesday

Elisabeth Bumiller

NYT correspondent Elisabeth Bumiller, speaking to BYU journalism students

Update (Feb 23): Thanks to all of you who came to the Breakfast with the Times event in the Brimhall Building. Ms Bumiller took questions, described her role in one of the stories on page 1 (the Somalian pirates story), and talked about what has become the frenetic pace of journalism. Afterward, Ms. Bumiller took a tour of the newsrooms and the AdLab, then was interviewed for a story in the Daily Universe.


Breakfast with the Times
Feeling down because we don’t meet in class this week? Worry not, we’ve got you covered.  All Comms 239 students are invited to meet New York Times correspondent Elisabeth Bumiller. She will be on campus this Wednesday, February 23 for two events:

Breakfast with the Times, 8:00 a.m. in the Brimhall Building atrium. It will be a great opportunity, so I hope you take advantage of it.

Ms. Bumiller will also be giving a lecture, “The Rise of China: What it Means to the United States,”  at the Kennedy Center (238 HRCB) at noon. Everyone is invited to that event, as well.

Ms. Bumiller is a Pentagon correspondent in the Washington bureau of The New York Times. In 2008, she covered the presidential campaign of Senator John McCain. Previously, from 2001 to 2006, Ms. Bumiller was a Times White House correspondent and also wrote a weekly column, White House Letter, about the people and behind-the-scenes events of the presidency. She was the Times City Hall bureau chief from 1999 to 2001, when she covered Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and his Senate race against Hillary Rodham Clinton. Prior to that, Ms. Bumiller worked on The Times’s Metropolitan staff in New York as a general assignment reporter and as one of the writers of the Public Lives column. She has also written for The New York TimesMagazine and the newspaper’s culture and travel pages.

From 1979 to 1985, Ms. Bumiller worked for The Washington Post in Washington, New Delhi, Tokyo and New York. Her first job in journalism was in the Naples bureau of The Miami Herald.

Her most recent book, Condoleezza Rice: An American Life, was based on extensive interviews with the secretary of state and 150 others, and was published in late 2007 by Random House. Ms. Bumiller’s previous books include, May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India and The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family.

In 2006 and 2007, Ms. Bumiller was a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and a transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Ms. Bumiller was born in 1956 in Aalborg, Denmark; grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio; and graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.


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