Since 2003, Wittenberg has subscribed to The New York Times through the newspaper’s innovative Knowledge Network, giving students an increased awareness of national and world affairs. In appreciation of that collaboration, Wittenberg welcomed Assistant Managing Editor for The New York Times Craig R. Whitney to campus Oct. 30.
Whitney, who is responsible for overseeing ethics, accuracy and accountability in
The Times newsroom, discussed ethical journalism and the media’s role in time of war and during presidential election campaigns. Whitney also spent the day with students and spoke in classes.
Prior to his current position, Whitney reported and served as bureau chief in cities across the globe, including Saigon, where he covered the 1972 North Vietnamese offensive and the short-lived cease-fire of February 1973. While serving as bureau chief in London between 1988 and 1992, Whitney was a part of the paper’s coverage of the fall of Communism. Fluent in French, German and Russian, and an accomplished amateur pianist and organist, Whitney has also authored several books, including Spy Trader.