Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence Program

A.M. Rosenthal

The Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence Program brings professional nonfiction writers to the Shorenstein Center to provide an opportunity for them to conduct research and work on a specific project, as well as interact with a community of scholars and students.

A.M. Rosenthal, former executive editor of The New York Times, was a passionate reporter and editor who had a profound influence on the shape of journalism. As an editor he oversaw the coverage of major news stories, including the Vietnam War, the Pentagon Papers, and the Watergate scandal. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1960 for international reporting.

The program is generously funded by Shirley Lord Rosenthal, the Bialkin Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lauren, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Peter G. Peterson, the Rattner Family Foundation, Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert, Richard E. Snyder, the A. Alfred Taubman Foundation, James D. Wolfensohn and the Wolfensohn Family Foundation.

In addition to a writing project, the Writer will teach student workshops and participate in Shorenstein Center events. Candidates for the program should be writers with an established project and a solid history of published books or essays in the area of press, policy or public affairs.

Writers who wish to be considered for the Rosenthal Writer-in-Residence Program should send a one-page letter describing their writing project, along with their curriculum vitae, to Alex S. Jones (, who will chair the selection committee.

A.M. Rosenthal Writers-in-Residence

2012: Ron Suskind
2010: Tracy Kidder