Lonnie Isabel Editor/Mentor

Lonnie Isabel is the Senior Lecturer in Discipline at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He was formerly an associate professor and director of the International Reporting program at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism.

He has had a long career as a reporter and editor. Formerly, deputy managing editor of Newsday, Isabel was responsible for supervising the national, foreign, state, Washington, health and science staffs. He was editor and supervisor of Dele Olojede’s Pulitzer Prize winning series on the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide and has overseen coverage of the Iraq War, the aftermath of September 11th and two presidential campaigns. Isabel is on the advisory boards of the International Reporting Project and the International Media Institute of India in Delhi. He has trained journalists in Jordan and India and was appointed a Poynter Ethics Fellow in 2006. Isabel received a B.A. in African Studies from Amherst College.