Watch: Journalist Yamiche Alcindor
Trinity Washington University hosted a lively and engaging “Conversation with Journalist Yamiche Alcindor” on October 7, 2021. Whether you missed the conversation or want to see it again, the video is now available to watch! Yamiche Alcindor is the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and is the moderator of PBS’ Washington Week. She is also a political contributor on NBC and MSNBC.
Hosted by Dr. Jamal Watson, director of Trinity’s strategic communication and public relations graduate program and chair of journalism and media studies, the candid conversation covered a wide range of topics, from how she pursued her passion to become a journalist to the challenges and rewards of being a journalist as Black woman, from covering the White House during President Trump’s time in office to tips for Trinity students on how to become a successful journalist. Trinity students, faculty and staff participated in the Zoom interview and asked many thought-provoking questions.
Yamiche Alcindor was born in Miami, Florida, to Haitian-born parents. When she was in high school, she was an intern at the Westside Gazette, a local African-American newspaper, and the Miami Herald. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and government with a minor in African-American studies at Georgetown University in 2009. She interned at The Seattle Times, Miami Herald, the Botswanan newspaper Mmegi, and The Washington Post. She aspired to become a civil rights journalist, and was inspired by African-American journalist Gwen Ifill and contemporary newspaper reporting surrounding Emmett Till. In 2015, Alcindor received a master’s degree in broadcast news and documentary filmmaking at New York University.
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