Keynote Speaker

Jill Capuzzo, Professor, Department of English and Communication, Rutgers-Camden

Jill Capuzzo is a career journalist who writes for the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and New Jersey Monthly Magazine, covering a wide variety of topics. Her interests include how the media is perceived by the public, how news operations and journalists are impacted by challenges to their legitimacy and role in a democratic society, and the changing nature of newsgathering in the digital age.  She is committed to working to ensure freedom of expression and an independent press.

Ms. Capuzzo is a full-time faculty member of the Department of English and Communication at Rutgers-Camden, where she has headed up the journalism program for the last 18 years, teaching courses on reporting, writing, media studies and communication practices. She has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College of Columbia University.

Jill Capuzzo