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Vanessa de la Torre ’04

Vanessa de la Torre is a journalist at WNPR in Hartford, Conn., covering race, identity and culture for the public radio collaborative “Sharing America.” Previously, she was a newspaper reporter for 11 years at the Hartford Courant, where her coverage of Hartford education won New England honors and national awards from the Education Writers Association for investigative reporting. She was part of the Courant team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting in 2013. After Princeton, de la Torre received her master’s degree from Stanford University’s Graduate Program in Journalism.


Just the Facts, Ma’am: Journalism and the First Amendment

Saturday, October 6


Jane Farrington *13, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State


Vanessa de la Torre ’04, Reporter, Connecticut Public Radio

Kathy Kiely ’77, Lee Hills Chair in Free Press Studies, Missouri School of Journalism

Jennifer E. Rothman ’91, Professor of Law and Joseph Scott Fellow, Loyola Law School

Sandra Sobieraj Westfall ’89, National Political Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief, PEOPLE Magazine/Time Inc.