Craig R. Whitney spent his entire professional career as a reporter, foreign correspondent, and editor at The New York Times, where he was assistant managing editor in charge of standards and ethics when he retired in 2009. Before that he was the night editor from 2000 to 2006.
He started working at The Times in 1965 as an assistant to James Reston in the Washington Bureau, after working part-time for two years at The Worcester Telegram in Worcester, Mass.
Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Public Affairs Lecture Series
Spring Lecture Series: “Behind the Headlines”
Lectures and discussions on domestic topics in the news—and the
critical perspectives needed to understand them
WHERE: College at Florham, Madison, N.J. (Dreyfuss Auditorium)
WHEN: All sessions run from 10:00am-11:30am
DATES: Monday, May 20, topic: gun violence and the 2nd
Amendment, Craig Whitney, New York Times editor, author of Living
With Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment.
**NOTE: A complimentary welcome coffee will precede this
lecture at 9:15am**
In Living With Guns, veteran New York Times editor Craig Whitney carefully reexamines America’s relationship with guns, showing how guns are an important part of American culture. The earliest colonists needed them to survive. We have nearly 300 million of them today. Trying to restrict gun ownership doesn’t effectively deter crime—we need to get serious about what actually works. Whitney shows that, if we focus on controlling violence rather than guns themselves, the Second Amendment may not be so lethal as the left would like to think.