Former New York Times reporter named as fall Pollner Professor

Visiting Pollner Professor Bill GlabersonFormer New York Times reporter William Glaberson will be the T. Anthony Pollner Distinguished Professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism next fall semester.

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. A multi-part 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.” His work at the Times earned him a number of awards, including the Daniel Pearl Investigative Award and several Pulitzer nominations.

Glaberson, who holds a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School of Union University, as well as a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University, also reported for Business Week Magazine and the New York Law Journal.

At UM he’ll teach a course in covering the courts.

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

- posted on 08/20/14 -