April 24, 2019

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The third workshop in the Civil Dialogues Series lead by the DC Dialogues Executive Board took place at the Washington Post for an inside look of DC-based journalism with member of the Editorial Board, Jonathan Capehart.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Capehart writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog and hosts the “Cape Up” podcast. He is also an MSNBC Contributor, who regularly serves as a substitute anchor, and has served as a guest host on “Midday on WNYC” on New York Public Radio.

Capehart is a regular moderator of panels at the Aspen Ideas Festival and for the Aspen Institute, the Center for American Progress and at the Atlantic Dialogues conference and the Brussels Forum of the German Marshall Fund. He has also moderated sessions at the Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum and for the Connecticut Forum.

This workshop was open to NYU DC Students & Staff only. There was lunch off-site to follow the program. Please note that this event may have been filmed or photographed.

Jonathan Capehart

Jonathan Capehart was deputy editorial page editor of the New York Daily News from 2002 to 2004, and served on that paper's editorial board from 1993 to 2000. In 1999, his 16-month editorial campaign to save the famed Apollo Theatre in Harlem earned him and the board the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. Capehart left the Daily News in July 2000 to become the national affairs columnist at Bloomberg News, and took a leave from this position in February 2001 to serve as a policy adviser to Michael Bloomberg in his first successful campaign for New York City mayor. 

The DC Dialogues Executive Board Civil Dialogues Series consists of a workshop lineup inspired by issues and ideas from the NYU DC Student community. One of the most important democratic issues of today is how people communicate with one another. Citizens gathering, listening to each other and deciding a way forward together is the bedrock of American democracy. Reflecting on this past, how do people engage one another in civil and constructive dialogue to help bridge ideological divides? With the hopes of addressing division within communities, individuals must listen to and learn from each other.