Investigative Reporter to Deliver Annual Pollner Lecture at UM

September 18, 2014

MISSOULA – Award-winning journalist William Glaberson will deliver the University of Montana School of Journalism’s annual T. Anthony Pollner Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in the University Center Theater.

Glaberson, UM’s 2014 Pollner Distinguished Professor, will present “News in the Age of Snowden: What Investigations of Leaks to Reporters Tell Us About the World.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Glaberson worked at The New York Times from 1987 to 2013, covering law, social issues, the media and business. He covered some of the biggest stories during that time, 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 lackadaisical court culture in which the main actors in the Bronx seem utterly paralyzed or incompetent.”

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

This semester, Glaberson serves as the 14th Pollner Professor, a professorship created in 2001 in memory of T. Anthony Pollner, a UM journalism alumnus who died two years after graduating. The Pollner endowment allows the school to bring a distinguished journalist to campus for a full semester to teach a course and to mentor students at the Montana Kaimin newspaper. This year the family expanded the endowment to allow the school to have two Pollner professors annually, one for each semester. Media design expert Ron Reason will be the spring 2015 Pollner Professor.

For more information call School of Journalism Communication and Events Coordinator Julia Cummings at 406-243-4633 or email


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