Former editor-in-chief of USA Today to speak at Quinnipiac

February 16, 2023

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Joanne Lipman, former editor-in-chief of USA Today, will discuss her career in communications and working as a female in a male-dominated field at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 27, in the Mount Carmel Auditorium.

This talk, which is part of the School of Communications Dean’s Speaker Series, is free and open to the public.

Lipman will discuss her career with Quinnipiac President Judy Olian and Chris Roush, dean of the School of Communications, before opening the floor to questions.

“Joanne Lipman is one of the top journalists in the country, and her successes are widely admired and respected,” said Roush. “Her message and her career should resonate with our students and the Quinnipiac community. I’m honored that she’s coming to share her story with us.”

In addition to her leadership role at USA Today, Lipman was also the founding editor of Conde Nast Portfolio and The Wall Street Journal's Weekend Journal, leading those organizations to six Pulitzer Prizes. She is also author of the No. 1 bestseller "That's What She Said" about closing the gender gap.

A frequent speaker and television commentator, she is an on-air contributor at CNBC and journalism lecturer at Yale University. She was also named the inaugural Distinguished Journalism Fellow at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study.

Dubbed "star editor" by CNN and "innovator in chief" by The New York Times, Lipman began her career as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, ultimately rising to deputy managing editor, the first woman to attain that post. There, she created Weekend Journal and Personal Journal, and supervised coverage that earned three Pulitzer Prizes. Conde Nast Portfolio and won National Magazine and Loeb Awards.

For more information, call 203-582-8652.

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