Howard Fineman to Deliver Keynote at W&J Commencement Ceremony

Created: May 6, 2015  |  Last Updated: January 16, 2020  |  Category:   |  Tagged: ,

WASHINGTON, PA (April 30, 2015) — Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is pleased to announce that award-winning journalist Howard Fineman, Global Editorial Director of the Huffington Post Media Group, will deliver the keynote address at the College’s commencement ceremony on May 16. Fineman, a Pittsburgh native, also will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from W&J. Fineman will speak about the importance of discernment in this era of information overload in his remarks, titled: Everyone’s an Editor: Global Citizenship in a Digital Age.

One of the nation’s leading political journalists, Fineman’s work includes the widely-recognized November 2001 Newsweek cover story featuring the first extensive interview since Sept. 11, 2001 with George W. Bush and the “Bush and God” series, which won the 2003 National Magazine Award for General Excellence. His time with Newsweek spanned more than 20 years, and saw him in the roles of Chief Political Correspondent, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief, and later as Senior Editor.

He began his post as Editorial Director of the Huffington Post Media Group in 2010, and was named Global Editorial Director in 2015. Fineman is the author of best-selling book, “The Thirteen American Arguments.”


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