Lonnie Isabel teaches at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Isabel spent 25 years in the newspaper business, covering or directing the coverage of several presidential campaigns including the 2000 election. He also ran the coverage of Hillary Clinton’s run for Senate, the impeachment of Bill Clinton, and numerous other major national and international stories of his generation. He has covered every national political convention since 1984.
Isabel has worked for Newsday, the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Oakland Tribune. After leaving Newsday as deputy managing editor in 2005, Isabel joined the newly-created CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where he started the International Reporting Program and the International Journalist-in-Residence. He is co-author of a book, Think/Point/Shoot: Media Ethics, Technology and Global Change (2016).