Lowell Lecture

Jamelle Bouie: Defending Democracy? The Political Role of Journalism

Date & Time

March 15, 2023 at 7 p.m.


Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Jamelle Bouie

Presenting Organization

Boston College




Chandler Shaw (shawcp@bc.edu, )

Jamelle Bouie, a columnist for the New York Times and former political analyst for CBS News, covers U.S. politics, public policy, elections, and race.

Jamelle’s political instincts provide audiences with unique insight on the past, present, and future of our national politics, policy, and the state of race relations. As he did while writing for Slate and the Daily Beast, Jamelle shares eye-opening perspectives on issues concerning the issues at play in America today.

Jamelle Bouie appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation. His writings have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, TIME, and The New Yorker. Jamelle uses his unique perspective to take audiences to the front lines of the nation’s most significant news events, from civil unrest to political partisanship. He has emerged as a leading voice on the national scene, being named to Forbes “30 Under 30 in Media” in 2015.

Jamelle stimulates provocative, much-needed thinking on critical national affairs issues. He helps audiences analyze current events through the lens of human history and in the age of social media. He deftly illustrates how the past reveals itself in the present, and how policy-makers, citizen activists and cultural influencers can seize the power of information to make a difference.

Cosponsored by the Boston College Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy and the Journalism Program. Jamelle’s lecture serves as the opening keynote for the Clough Center’s Spring Symposium on “Journalism and Democracy" taking place on campus March 16th and 17th. Please register here: http://bit.ly/3XH3ida

This lecture is replacing a previously advertised lecture with Yamiche Alcindor, which was canceled for reasons personal to the speaker.