Leslie Seifert was editor of the Sunday Opinion section of Newsday and has edited bloggers and columnists for Advertising Age. He has won two editing awards from the National Association of Opinion Page Editors. Seifert was an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism from 1985-2000, teaching original courses in opinion writing, investigative thinking, and print versus broadcast copy editing.
In the mid-1990s he created a journalism program for at-risk students at an alternative public high school in Queens and in 2011 founded Journalists in Schools, a non-profit organization that is creating the first student-driven news network to serve public high schools across New York City. He was the arts and media reporter on the staff that launched the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour on PBS in the early 1980s. In recent years he started In Your Voice, a coaching service for students writing application essays.
Seifert has published articles in The Wall Street Journal, the Columbia Journalism Review, Education Week, and the Bergen Record.
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