Former New York Times Reporter Named Pollner Professor

March 13, 2014

MISSOULA – Former New York Times reporter William Glaberson will be the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism next autumn semester. He will teach a course in covering the courts.

Glaberson worked at the Times from 1987 through 2013, covering law, social issues, the media and business. He covered some of the biggest legal stories of the era, including the Guantanamo terror courts, the Unabomber trial and the Bush v. Gore election challenge. His multipart series in 2013 about the failures of the court system in the Bronx was described by the Times in an editorial as a powerful series that “painted a devastating portrait of a lackadaisical court culture in which the main actors in the Bronx seem utterly paralyzed or incompetent.”

Glaberson’s work at the Times earned him a number of awards, including the Daniel Pearl Investigative Award, as well as several Pulitzer nominations. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a juris doctorate from the Albany Law School of Union University. He also has reported for Business Week Magazine and the New York Law Journal.

Glaberson will be UM’s 13th Pollner Professor. The endowed professorship was created by friends and family of T. Anthony Pollner, a 1999 journalism school alumnus who died in 2001. The position brings a noted journalist to UM each fall to teach a course and work with the staff of UM’s student newspaper, the Montana Kaimin. Glaberson also will deliver the annual Pollner Lecture in October.

For more information call Julia Cummings, communications and events coordinator for the UM School of Journalism, at 406-243-4366 or email



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Contact: Julia Cummings, communications and events coordinator, UM School of Journalism, 406-243-4366,