|Covering Power and Money at the New York Times|
Lexington, VA (Sept. 4, 2019) - Susanne Craig and Rachel Abrams, reporters at the New York Times, will hold a public Q&A as part of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundationâ€™s Distinguished Journalists Program at W&L.
â€śCovering Power and Moneyâ€ť will be held Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
The lecture will be available to watch online at https://livestream.com/wlu/covering-power-and-money.
â€śSue and Rachel are terrific journalists who break news to hold Wall Street, Hollywood and Washington scoundrels accountable to the public,â€ť said Alecia Swasy, Reynolds Chair and Professor of Business Journalism. â€śWhen you see their bylines, you know itâ€™s going to be something really good.â€ť
Since 2016, Susanne Craig, an investigative reporter, has covered President Donald Trumpâ€™s finances. Craig was part of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning team that documented how Trump received hundreds of millions of dollars from his father, some of it through fraudulent tax schemes. Most recently, she got 10 years of Trumpâ€™s previously unrevealed tax records, which showed his core businesses racked up more than $1 billion in losses.
At the Times, she has also covered Wall Street and served as Albany bureau chief. Previously, she was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal and the Globe and Mail, Canadaâ€™s national newspaper.
Abrams, a business reporter, was part of a team that won a 2018 Pulitzer Prize in public service for reporting on powerful executivesâ€™ pattern of harassment and sexual misconduct. The stories covered allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and Fox Newsâ€™s Bill Oâ€™Reilly, among others. Scores of women came forward to tell their own stories of being assaulted, building a global response as the #metoo movement.
Abrams was also part of team coverage of General Motorsâ€™ crisis involving fatal ignition switches. Before working for the Times, she covered the economics of the film industry for Variety.
The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation was a national philanthropic organization from 1954-2017. The organization awarded $1.8 billion in grants to various universities and organizations. The foundationâ€™s $1.5 million grant helped create the Reynolds endowed chair for business journalism at W&L.