TWO DISCUSSIONS WITH THE NEW YORK TIMES HISTORIAN

Adam Nagourney:
Los Angeles Bureau Chief (currently on leave for his book project) and author of the upcoming book, Turbulent Times: A History of The New York Times.


Pivotal Moments at The Times

In wide-ranging discussions with Adam Nagourney learn about challenging editorial decisions, First Amendment issues, the pivot from print to digital, and other impactful historical events at The New York Times.

Insights into the 2020 Election

NY Times Journalist Adam Nagourney has extensively covered, written, and blogged on and about elections as well as traveled on each Presidential campaign since 1992. We’ll be hearing what to expect after the Inauguration (five weeks after our cruise) and the new Congressional term begins.

Adam Nagourney was appointed Los Angeles Bureau Chief for the New York Times in August 2010. Before that, he served as the chief national political reporter at The Times, a position he has held since the 2002 election. He joined The Times in 1996, where he was first assigned to cover the presidential campaign of Bob Dole. After that, he moved from Washington to New York, where he was named the metropolitan political reporter. He has covered the campaigns of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Hillary Clinton (for Senate and president). He has written profiles in the New York Times Magazine on a series of subjects, including Harry Reid, Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo, George Pataki and the Rev. Al Sharpton. For the past eight years, he has been the paper’s chief correspondent in Southern California, covering California as it has emerged as the center of the Democratic resistance to President Trump. He has written extensively about Jerry Browns’ final years as governor and he election of Gavin Newsom. For the past three years, he has been writing a book on the history of The New York Times from 1977.

Nagourney was born in New York and is a graduate of the State University of New York at Purchase. He first job was at the Gannett Westchester Newspapers, based in White Plains. He worked as the chain’s Albany correspondent, before joining the New York Daily News in 1983, staying there through 1989. From there, he worked at USA Today, covering the presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and the first year of the Clinton White House. Nagourney is co-author with Dudley Clendinen of Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America, published by Simon and Schuster in 1999. He lives in Los Angeles with his spouse, Benjamin Kushner.