The Mary Renault Society

The Triangle Area of North Carolina

Journalism in the Age of Donald Trump and the Republican-Controlled NC Legislature

Barry Yeoman

Barry Yeoman, a freelance magazine writer and investigative reporter, has been published in numerous magazine and newspapers, including The New Republic, The American Prospect, Audubon, National Wildlife, Popular Science, Texas Monthly, and The Washington Post. He has worked in TV and documentary radio as well and has taught at Duke. A common thread of all of Barry’s journalism is putting human faces on complex social, environmental, and political issues.

An NYU graduate, he moved to Durham in 1985 to work for The Independent (now Indy Week). There he wrote about the area’s worst landlords (including Jesse Helms), highway construction politics, abuses by the poultry industry, and state government (he once designated Governor James Martin “the official state vegetable”). He has received awards, one of which is for journalism demonstrating extraordinary humanity.

Barry has worked with several journalism non-profits, including the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, for whom he wrote about the displacement of Muslim fishing families in India by a giant coal plant financed by the World Bank Group.

Barry will talk about the future of journalism in the age of Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature.


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