National Geographic editor to visit Hill
National Geographic Magazine managing editor Victoria Pope will visit the College during the week of April 12, through the Goldfarb Center-sponsored Lovejoy Journalist-in-Residence, a three-year program made possible through a grant from the Knight Foundation.
During her time on the Hill, Pope will visit classrooms, give a public lecture and meet with Maine media.
Pope is the former executive editor of U.S. News and World Report, where she spent more than a decade working as a foreign correspondent. She joined the National Geographic staff in 2005 and has since acted as the deputy to the editor-in-chief. In that capacity, she has been supervising "Departments" and "Visions," the two most popular features in the magazine.
According to the magazine's website, "She is well-versed in the challenges of magazine journalism, including how to manage creative people and, during hard economic times, how to continue growing the business and delivering the uncompromising vision and quality for which National Geographic is celebrated worldwide."
Pope "also speaks to unique challenges for women in upper management roles, and--as the author of a forthcoming book on women pilots of World War II--shares keen insights on alternative careers for women."
Pope will be the third visiting journalist this school year through the program. Boston Globe columnist Derrick Jackson and ProPublica.org editor-in-chief Paul Steiger both visited in the fall. She is the eighth journalist to come to the Hill through the program.