SJSU and William Randolph Hearst Foundation Honor NY Times Reporter

William Randolph Hearst Award Flier

William Randolph Hearst Award Flier

San Jose State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications presented the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Professional Award for Excellence to David Streitfeld, a New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner. On March 13, he visited the campus to talk about global issues and concerns specific to Silicon Valley, as well as the ways in which the New York Times had responded to the Presidential transition.

“Our William Randolph Hearst honoree ended his day at SJSU Monday saying how much he appreciated the award and the wonderful time with us,” said Bob Rucker, a professor of journalism. “He made note several times of how impressed he was with the depth of questions asked by our JMC students.”

Streitfeld was part of a newspaper team that received a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting for “its penetrating look into business practices by Apple and other technology companies that illustrate the darker side of a changing global economy.” He also won his first “Best in Business” award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for his investigation of fake online reviews, and his second for an in-depth look at Amazon’s employment practices that he co-wrote with Jodi Kantor.

Previously, David Streitfeld worked for the Los Angeles Times and, before that, the Washington Post. He has written for New York, Vogue, Wired and other magazines. He is also the editor of books about Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Philip K. Dick and J.D. Salinger.

Associate Professor Shares Insight on Campus Protests in Op-Ed

Magdalena Barrera

Magdalena Barrera

San Jose State University Associate Professor of Mexican American Studies Magdalena Barrera co-authored an op-ed “Renewing Alliances in Troubled Times” that was published this week in Inside Higher Ed, a national media outlet focused on issues facing colleges and universities.

Along with a colleague from Oberlin College, Shelly Lee, Barrera wrote about the issue with simplistic media coverage of campus protests.

“We argue that viewing all undergraduates as privileged ‘special snowflakes’ making unreasonable demands elides the racial and socioeconomic diversity of students and campuses, as well as historic inequities in higher education that need to be addressed.”

Barrera is the minor advisor for Mexican American Studies and is a Faculty-In-Residence for Diversifying the Faculty for 2016-17.