Washington Post Alum Will Teach Journalism at DePauw

Indiana university taps Miranda Spivack for its latest Pulliam Professorship.

The Pulliam Visiting Professorship was established at Indiana’s DePauw University in 2000. It was endowed by the family of Eugene S. Pulliam, a 1935 DePauw graduate and former publisher of newspapers the Indianapolis Star and News.

Selected for the 2016-17 Professorship is Miranda Spivack, a journalist with decades of experience. From the announcement:

Spivack is currently working on a journalism project about state and local government transparency and secrecy, which is being funded by the Fund for Investigative Journalism, CUNYs Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program and Marquette University’s O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism.

From 2004-13 she was a reporter at the Washington Post, working on stories about development, crime and economic projects, and on occasion challenging public officials to obtain documents that they preferred to conceal. Prior to that, from 1998 to 2004, Spivack was founding editor of the Post’s Prince George’s Extra, a 36-page tabloid weekly launched in Prince George’s County, a majority-minority community that is one of the largest in the Washington region.

Spivack was previously a teacher of journalism abroad with the Fullbright Specialist Program.

Photo courtesy: DePauw