Wall Street Journal Deputy Washington Bureau Chief to Deliver Straus Lecture at the Yale School of Management
New Haven, Conn., April 12, 2006—
David M. Wessel, deputy Washington bureau chief and columnist at The Wall Street Journal
, will present the lecture “Can Newspaper Journalism Survive Blogs, Fox News, and Karl Rove?” at the Yale School of Management on Tuesday, April 18, at 11:45 a.m. in the General Motors Room of Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue.
Wessel, a native of New Haven, writes the “Capital” column, a weekly look at the economy and forces shaping living standards around the world. He also appears frequently on CNBC
and National Public Radio
Wessel has been with The Wall Street Journal
since 1984, first in the Boston bureau and then the Washington bureau, where he was chief economics correspondent. During 1999 and 2000, he was the newspaper's Berlin bureau chief. He also has worked for the Boston Globe
and at the Hartford Courant
and Middletown Press
. He has shared two Pulitzer prizes, one for a Boston Globe
series on race in the workplace in Boston and the other for Wall Street Journal
stories on the corporate scandals of 2002.
He is the co-author, with fellow Journal
reporter Bob Davis, of “Prosperity: The Coming 20-Year Boom and What It Means to You” (Random House/Times Books, 1998), which argued that the next 20 years will be better for the American middle class than the previous 20 years.
The talk is part of the Yale School of Management R. Peter Straus ’44 Distinguished Lecture Series, which brings leaders in the media to the school to discuss issues related to the press and public responsibility. The lecture series is made possible by the R. Peter Straus Endowed Fund, established in 1987 by Eric Straus ’81 BA and Jeanne Straus Tofel with husband Richard J. Tofel, in honor of their father, R. Peter Straus ’44.
The event is free and open to the public.