Thursday, October 13th


Covering Capitalism: A conversation with David Gelles (’08) about his new book The Man Who Broke Capitalism and reporting at The New York Times

David Gelles

Alum David Gelles (’08), a reporter for the climate desk and the Corner Office columnist for The New York Times, will be here to speak to students about his new book “The Man Who Broke Capitalism: How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America — and How to Undo His Legacy,” and also about his career, on October 13 from 12:00PM-1:30PM in the Logan Multimedia Center (LMC).

Bernice Yeung, Managing Editor of the IRP will moderate the conversation. Continuing Lecturer Deirdre English is the event’s host.

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Read his recent stories here.

At the Times, he previously covered mergers and acquisitions for DealBook.

Before joining the Times in 2013, he spent five years with the Financial Times. At the FT, he covered tech, media and M&A in San Francisco and New York. In 2011 he conducted an exclusive jailhouse interview with Bernie Madoff, shedding new light on the $65 billion ponzi scheme.

Bernice Yeung

Bernice Yeung, Managing Editor at the Investigative Reporting Program at Berkeley Journalism.

Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out,” was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015.

David’s website: https://davidgelles.com/about


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Please note: Masks are strongly encouraged while in North Gate Hall. We have individuals in our community who are immunocompromised (or who live with people who are) and we want to be as inclusive as possible to everyone studying/working/visiting here.


This is a FREE event.
Tax-deductible donations from the J-School community help make this possible.

No tickets required


Marlena Telvick