How to be Opinionated!!!
with Gail Collins
Offered in partnership with The New York Times
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In a wide-ranging discussion, this Master Class will explore the workings of the editorial department of the world’s greatest newspaper. We will consider how the internet, for better and worse, is changing journalism; look at the characteristics of a great opinion piece; and hear how Collins researches, writes, and endures the pressure of turning political news into a brilliantly funny column twice a week.

Gail Collins is one of the lucky few who is paid to be opinionated. Her New York Times column has been delighting and provoking readers twice a week for years. Less well known about her is the fact that she was the first woman to serve as editor of the Times’ editorial page, which was a major step for the paper and for history. In addition to all this, she has also found time to write best-selling books, including As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda and America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines.