Recent News From Our Fellows

February 16, 2021

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Authors New Book 

In her new book, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon gives a firsthand account of the women of the Kurdish militia who improbably became part of the world’s best hope for stopping the Islamic State in Syria. NPR interviewed Lemmon to learn how she was drawn into this story of hope and a fight for women’s equality.


January 5, 2021

Orville Schell Interviewed by Bloomberg News

Bloomberg News interviewed Orville Schell, director of the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, about how China’s new commerce minister may influence trade talks with the new U.S. administration. “We’ve moved from a world where there were trade wars and plain old-fashioned wars to the heart of the matter being technological competition,” said Schell, director of the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations. 


December 10, 2020

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s New Book Named as Most Anticipated Book of 2021

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s forthcoming book, The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice, has been named as one of the most anticipated books of 2021 by The Oprah Magazine. A “momentous work of reporting” and “a profile in courage,” the book tells the story of an all-female Kurdish militia that took on ISIS to make women’s equality a reality.


November 10, 2020

Morley Winograd Interviewed by CNBC 

Jessica Dickler interviews Morley Winograd in “Free college could be a reality under a Biden administration.” Here is the preview from Winograd: “It’s very clear, based on the shifts in unemployment, [that] in order to have a complete and full recovery, we are going to need to expand the educational credentials of the American workforce.”


October 7, 2020 

Sylvester Monroe Authors Exploration of Community Policing in The Guardian

Sylvester Monroe interviewed LAPD Deputy Chief Emada Tingirides, who started a model community policing program called the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) in Watts, about racial tension between Black communities and the police. “Emada Tingirides grew up in one of LA’s roughest neighborhoods and returns to lead a different approach to policing there,” writes Monroe. Tingirides spoke with him “about how she has seen a different approach to policing transform relations between Watts residents and the LAPD – and how a black girl from Watts became the face of Officer Friendly.”


July 6, 2020

David Westphal Publishes New Analysis of Community Newspaper Revenue

In 2010, David Westphal and CCLP Director Geoffrey Cowan co-authored the report “Public Policy and Funding  the News.” Building on their findings from this earlier report, Westphal’s latest piece for the Poynter Institute examines the importance of public notices to community newspapers’ incomes. “If and when newspapers fade away, though, it doesn’t necessarily follow that the public notice subsidies for local news need to die, too.”


July 1, 2020

Jessica Yellin Interviews Anthony Fauci on #NewsNotNoise

The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, appeared on Jessica Yellin’s #NewsNotNoise Instagram program on July 1. Conducted ahead of the July Fourth weekend, when concerns over large gatherings loomed in the national consciousness, Yellin’s Fauci interview was viewed more than half a million times.


May 8, 2020 

Allissa Richardson Celebrates Publication of First Book

Dr. Allissa Richardson celebrated the publication of her first book, Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones, and the New Protest #Journalism. Published by Oxford University Press, the book explores the lives of 15 mobile journalist-activists who documented the Black Lives Matter movement using only their smartphones and Twitter, from 2013 to 2017.