The European Studies Council Poynter Fellowship Lecture presents
Valerie Hopkins, international correspondent, The New York Times:
“From Frontlines to Frontpages: Conversation with Valerie Hopkins.”
Register to attend on zoom: https://bit.ly/YaleESC-ValerieHopkins
Valerie Hopkins is an international correspondent for The New York Times, covering the Russo-Ukrainian war, as well as internal transformation of Russian society amidst war of aggression.
Ms. Hopkins will discuss how Ukrainian and Russian societies function during times of war, as well as how journalists manage to do their jobs in the midst of authoritarian regimes and hostilities, in a conversation with Professor Marcy Shore.
Ms. Hopkins began her journalistic career in Bosnia and Herzegovina at a local news outlet reporting on war crimes trials. She covered the Balkans and eastern Europe for a decade, most recently for the Financial Times, before moving to Moscow to join The New York Times. She is a 2022 recipient of Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Marie Colvin Award for Foreign Correspondence and the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) Distinguished Fellow Award.
Ms. Hopkins completed her master’s degree at Columbia Journalism School, where she won a scholarship named for Anne O’Hare McCormick, a New York Times journalist who in 1937 became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for foreign correspondence. At Columbia, her investigation into female war criminals won one of the school’s top awards
In 2022 Valerie Hopkins won the Marie Colvin Award for Foreign Correspondence for providing crucial updates and insights into the war in Ukraine and life under Russian occupation.