Alex Kingsbury, a New York Times journalist who serves on the paper’s editorial board, will speak at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville on Feb. 5 as part of the Pryor Center lecture series.
Prior to the New York Times, Kingsbury worked at WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, and the Boston Globe. He has been a senior staff editor at the Times and a member of the paper’s editorial board since 2018.
Kingsbury will speak on “Opinion Journalism in the Age of Trump.” From the Pryor Center’s press release:
Kingsbury will talk about his experiences helping to oversee a satirical front page of the Boston Globe that imagined what Trump’s America would look like in 2016, his work overseeing the Free Press campaign at the Boston Globe, his experience conducting presidential candidate endorsement interviews as part of an effort at the Times to reexamine an editorial for 2020, and his work overseeing the Times’ Privacy Project.
The Times editorial board was recently in the news for its “Apprentice”-style reality television show — featuring Kingsbury and other staffers interviewing candidates at a very long table — to roll out its “endorsement” of two Democratic candidates for president, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar.
The Pryor Center event will take place at 6p p.m. and is free and open to the public.