Former Justice staffers return to campus for Reunion

Caption: Lindsay Gardner ’82, Arnie Reisman ’64 and Benjamin Freed ’06 speak about their experiences as student journalists during a panel discussion at the Justice Reunion and Media Conference.

Nearly three dozen former Justice editors, reporters and photographers returned to campus this spring for the first Justice Reunion and Media Conference.

The Reunion gave attendees the opportunity to reconnect with former Justice colleagues, share experiences with alumni from every decade, discuss the Fourth Estate and meet today’s Justice staff. More than 50 students attended the event.

"The Justice serves as an important historical record of the everyday happenings at Brandeis and the Reunion was a way to better understand the University through the lenses of the people who covered it," said Justice Deputy Editor Robyn Spector '13, the lead organizer. "Being a student journalist has never been an easy job, but if there is one thing current students took away from the alumni, I think it is that the challenges are certainly outweighed by the importance of the endeavor."

Organized by the Justice editors with assistance from the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, the two-day event included a welcome from Sandy Lakoff ’53, one of the newspaper’s first editors, at the opening reception;  a keynote address by investigative reporter Ted Gup ’72, formerly of the Washington Post; and panel discussions about the Justice and contemporary journalism.

Panelists included David Zimmerman ’55, Arnie Reisman ’64, Lindsay Gardner ’82, Dana Coffield ’86, Jeffrey Greenbaum ’90, Alex Goldstein ’06, Steve Heyman ’06, Benjamin Freed ’06, Dan Hirschhorn ’06 and Jon Fischer ’07.

The Justice, the independent student newspaper of Brandeis since 1949, is the longest-running student publication on campus.

Categories: Events
Date: June 12, 2013