On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, students and faculty from LaGuardia Community College will have the opportunity to hear from award-winning journalist Carol Rosenberg of The New York Times about her coverage of Guantánamo, especially justice and national security issues surrounding that U.S. detention site.
Rosenberg had covered Guantánamo for The Miami Herald since before the arrival of the first detainees, in early 2002, and in recent years had been the only journalist covering that beat on a nearly full-time basis. Her work has been honored with the American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press First Amendment Award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights Journalism Award.
In 2018, McClatchy, media chain owner of The Miami Herald, sought and received support from the Pulitzer Center to cover part of Rosenberg's salary to sustain this important coverage. Subsequently, a round of voluntary buyouts at McClatchy led Rosenberg to leave the newspaper. The Pulitzer Center worked with Rosenberg to secure funding to sustain her reporting at her new media home, The New York Times, which committed substantial resources of its own, in addition to the Pulitzer Center support.
Ann Peters, Pulitzer Center university and community outreach director, will join Rosenberg at LaGuardia Community College to share information about the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium network and the reporting fellowship opportunities for students from partner schools to cover underreported stories.