AEJMC Trailblazers of Diversity Interview with Peter Bhatia
A multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning editor, Peter Bhatia has led many significant journalism advances. He is an editor and vice president of the Detroit Free Press. He has a BA in history and communication from Stanford University. Bhatia joined The Free Press in September 2017, after two years as editor and vice president of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Bhatia previously was director of the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State's Cronkite School of Journalism. He joined the university in June 2014 as visiting professor in journalism ethics after a two-decade career at The Oregonian in Portland, where he was an editor. His resume includes helping lead newsrooms that won 10 Pulitzer Prizes, including six in Portland. He is the first journalist of South Asian descent to lead a major daily newspaper in the U.S., running The Oregonian from 2010 to 2014. Peter is a 1975 graduate of Stanford University with a BA in history and a double major in history and communication.
Rochelle Ford (interviewer)
Peter Bhatia (interviewee)
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications Trailblazers of Diversity collection
United States - Michigan - Detroit
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