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New York Times Editor to Discuss Presidential Campaign Coverage

Feb 02, 2012

Free Discussion at Bellarmine on Feb. 9, 11 a.m.

Sam Sifton, national editor for The New York Times, comes to Bellarmine University on February 9 to discuss his newspaper's coverage of the race for the White House.

The free session, which is open to the public, takes place in the George G. Brown Center's Frazier Hall at 11 a.m. [campus map]. It is sponsored by Bellarmine's Student Government Association and Bellarmine's interdisciplinary courses (IDC).

Sifton was named national editor of the Times in September 2011. Before that, he had been the newspaper's restaurant critic, culture editor and deputy culture editor. Before joining The Times in 2002, Sifton was a senior writer and editor at Talk magazine. He also worked as a critic, reporter and managing editor of the New York Press, an alternative weekly based in Manhattan.

Sifton graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in history and literature in 1988. He is the author of “Field Guide to the Yettie: Stalking the Dot- Com Geek” (Talk Miramax Books, 2000), a satirical guide to the new economy.

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