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Writer; and Lecturer of Journalism, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism University of Southern California

Holtzbrinck Fellow - Class of Fall 2021

Channing Joseph teaches at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He completed his BA at Oberlin College and MSc in Journalism at Columbia University, and has also worked at Oberlin and the State University of New York–Plattsburgh. His work has been supported by a Logan Nonfiction Fellowship, a Whiting Grant for Creative Nonfiction, and a Leon Levy Center for Biography Fellowship, the International Center for Journalists, Ford Foundation, and Scripps Howard Foundation, among others.


Throughout his career as a journalist, Joseph has been the first to break news on a number of major stories, including Wikileaks’ 2007 publication of secret military documents from the war in Afghanistan. He has published in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, New York Sun, Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Atlantic, among others. As a news editor, he shaped the work of two dozen Pulitzer winners. Joseph has lectured widely on narrative nonfiction, journalism; early LGBTQ history; diversity, inclusion, and access in education and the workplace; and African-American history, literature, and genealogy.

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