Events / Guest Speakers

EVENT: “How To Be Black” Author Baratunde Thurston at Columbia Journalism School

Recap: What did you think about Baratunde Thurston’s all-class lecture? See what fellow j-schoolers had to say on Storify.

CUABJ Meets Baratunde Thurston

CUABJ Meets Baratunde Thurston

Don’t miss New York Times bestselling author Baratunde Thurston on Tuesday, October 1 for his lecture “The Future of  the Future of What We Used to Call News!” Use #CUABJ to live tweet and post photos via Instagram at 7 p.m. We want to see your photos and hear your thoughts! Stay tuned to Storify to see what the lecture brings.

Formerly of The Onion, Thurston is the CEO of Cultivated Wit and author of How To Be Black, a satirical takedown of assumptions about race. We encourage you to come prepared to laugh, learn and – of course – ask questions.

What: All-Class Lecture featuring Baratunde Thurston

Where: World Room, Columbia Journalism School 

When: October 1, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Tweet and Instagram #CUABJ with quotes, photos and thoughts!

(From Columbia Journalism’s website)

Baratunde Thurston is the CEO, co-founder, and hashtagger-in-chief of Cultivated Wit. He wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black and served for five years as director of digital for the satirical news outlet, The Onion. When he’s not delivering keynote talks at gatherings such as SXSW Interactive, LeWeb, and Personal Democracy Forum, he writes the monthly back page column for Fast Company and contributes to the MIT Media Lab as a director’s fellow. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics, has advised the Obama White House, has more than 10 years experience in standup comedy, and more than 30 years experience being black. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

(Featured photo courtesy of Bill Wadman to Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.)