A veteran higher-education journalist cuts through the noise about the “crisis” in higher education and highlights the problems that really matter – and what people inside and outside of the sector are doing about it. Goldie Blumenstyk
is one of the nation’s most respected higher-education journalists. As a reporter and an editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education
since 1988, she has covered a wide range of topics, including distance education, the Internet boom and bust, state politics, university governance, and fund raising. She is nationally known for her expertise on for-profit higher education, college finances, and university patents and the commercialization of academic research. Blumenstyk has reported for The Chronicle from Peru, China, and several countries in Europe, and her stories have received numerous awards, including first prize from the Education Writers Association for 2011 for beat reporting on the Business of Higher Education and as a contributor to the The Chronicle‘s package,”The Gates Effect,” awarded first prize for investigative reporting in 2013. She has also written for The New York Times
and USA Today
, and has appeared as a guest on C-SPAN and National Public Radio.
Blumenstyk’s book, American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know,
(Oxford University Press, 2015) is a Washington Post best seller and has been widely acclaimed..
Before joining The Chronicle, she covered government issues and City Hall at The Orlando Sentinel.
She has a B.A. (History) from Colgate University, and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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