Faculty Profile

Pamela Newkirk

Pamela Newkirk is the author of Within the Veil: Black Journalists, White Media, (New York University Press, 2000), which was awarded the National Press Club Award for Media Criticism. She is editor of A Love No Less: More Than Two Centuries of African American Love Letters, (Doubleday, January 2003); and the forthcoming Letters From Black America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, February 2009). Prior to joining the faculty, Newkirk worked as a daily journalist at four different news organizations, including New York Newsday, where in 1990 she was among the reporting team awarded a Pulitzer Prize for spot news. Her primary areas of interest are race in the news media and African American art and culture. Her articles have been published in a wide range of publications including The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post and ARTnews.