Edward Schumacher-Matos

Edward R. Murrow Visting Professor of Public Diplomacy


Edward Schumacher-Matos has had a unique career as an academic and a journalist. He is just ending a stint as ombudsman at NPR after having been an op ed columnist for The Washington Post, an editor at The Wall Street Journal, and a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. Earlier, he was part of a team to win a Pulitzer Prize at The Philadelphia Inquirer. He has written extensively from Latin America, North Africa, East Asia and Spain. He also founded and was CEO of the Rumbo chain of four Spanish-language daily newspapers in Texas. Prof. Schumacher-Matos began his journalism career at the Quincy Patriot Ledger while a student at Fletcher. As an academic, meanwhile, Prof. Schumacher-Matos has been the Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School and the James Madison Visiting Professor at Columbia Journalism School. He is currently a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, where he focuses on the economic impact of mass migration. He also is a fellow at the Migration Policy Institute In Washington and the Global Migration Center at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva. He has been a Fulbright Fellow in Japan and a Bi-National Commission Fellow in Spain. He continues to teach at Columbia.

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