digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

For the songwriter, see Gail Collins Pappalardi.
Gail Collins
Born Gail Gleason
1945
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation journalist, op-ed columnist
Nationality American
Alma mater Marquette University
Notable work(s) As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda
When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present
Spouse(s) Dan Collins

about.me/gailcollins

Gail Collins (born November 25, 1945[1]) is an American journalist, op-ed columnist and author, most recognized for her work with the New York Times.[2][3] Joining the Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board, from 2001 to 2007 she served as the paper's Editorial Page Editor – the first woman to attain that position.[2] Collins writes a semi-weekly op-ed column for the Times, published Thursdays and Saturdays.[2] She also co-authors a blog with David Brooks, "The Conversation," at NYTimes.com, featuring political commentary.[4]

Biography[edit]

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1945 as Gail Gleason,[1] Collins has a B.A. in journalism from Marquette University[5] and an M.A. in government from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.[3] She wrote for Connecticut publications like the Hartford Advocate and, in 1972, founded the Connecticut State News Bureau, a news service providing coverage of the state capital and Connecticut politics; when she sold it in 1977, it had grown into the largest service of its kind in the United States.[2] Collins later wrote as a columnist for the New York Daily News, Newsday, and the Connecticut Business Journal, as a financial reporter for United Press International, and as a public affairs host for Connecticut Public Television.[2][6]

Collins joined The New York Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board, and later as an op-ed columnist. In 2001, she was named the paper's first female Editorial Page Editor, a position she held for six years. She resigned from this post at the beginning of 2007 to take a six-month leave to focus on writing her book When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, returning to the Times as a regular columnist in July 2007.[2]

Beyond her work as a journalist, Collins has published several books: The Millennium Book, which she co-authored with her husband, CBS News producer Dan Collins; Scorpion Tongues: Gossip, Celebrity and American Politics; America's Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines; the aforementioned When Everything Changed;[2][5] and As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda'.[7] She also wrote the introduction for the 50th anniversary edition of The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan; the 50th anniversary edition was published in 2013. [8]

Collins has also taught journalism at Southern Connecticut State University and, as of Fall 2009, Collins co-teaches (with Seth Lipsky) an opinion writing course in Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She occasionally appears alongside her New York Times colleague David Brooks as a fill-in for Mark Shields on PBS Newshour's Political Wrap. She has been a frequent guest on NPR[9] and on the radio talk show of Jon Wiener in Southern California.[10]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gail_Collins — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
104059 videos foundNext > 

Gail Collins, "As Texas Goes..." on RED, WHITE AND BLUE

Gary Polland and David Jones, hosts of the HoustonPBS political affairs program, Red, White and Blue, discuss "As Texas Goes ... How the Lone Star State Hija...

Gail Collins at the NYS Writers Institute in 2013

One of the most recognizable names in American journalism, Gail Collins served as the first female editor of the New York Times Editorial Page (2001-2007), a...

When Everything Changed: American Women from 1960 to Present, with Gail Collins

http://www.mslaw.edu A Gracie Award winning episode of The Educational Forum! In this episode of the Massachusetts School of Law's Educational Forum Professo...

Gail Collins and Gwen Ifill discuss how birth control has changed the lives of American women

Gwen Ifill chats with Gail Collins about her new book, When Everything Changed, and about how the availability of birth control has changed life for American...

Defining Mitt Romney - Gail Collin & David Brooks Discuss

Gail Collins asks her fellow columnist David Brooks how Republican efforts to humanize Mitt Romney in three days is going. Click here for more vides from the...

Gail Collins with Nora Ephron: Women Come of Age

In 1960, American women needed their husbands' permission to apply for a credit card. New York Times op-ed columnist Gail Collins and author and screenwriter...

Gail Collins

Gail Collins December 02, 2008 A conversation with Gail Collins, Op-ed columnist, The New York Times. She will look back at the elections and also look ahead...

One to One: Gail Collins, author, "William Henry Harrison"

NY Times Op-Ed Columnist Gail Collins and host Sheryl McCarthy talk about Gail's newest book, "William Henry Harrison," the drama and comedy of his run-up to...

Gail Collins: When Everything Changed || Radcliffe Institute

Columnist Gail Collins of the New York Times answers questions from the audience about how and why the national view of American women changed so dramaticall...

Gail Collins: "When Everything Changed"

In this PBC interview, Gail Collins puts the women's movement of the last 50 years in perspective. She discusses the monumental shifts in the early 60's that...

104059 videos foundNext > 

273 news items

NPR

Lexington Herald Leader
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 03:41:15 -0700

Congress is back! Thank heavens, because there's a crisis at the border, and the Highway Trust Fund is about to expire. Plus, the Export-Import Bank is teetering on the brink of disaster. (Days ago, we had no idea there was an Export-Import Bank, let ...
 
Lexington Herald Leader
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:56:15 -0700

The 2014 election year is just kicking into gear, but we've learned so much already. Among the political pointers for candidates of the future: Do not attempt to curry favor with the voters by changing your name. Scott Fistler tried to improve his ...
 
New York Times
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:18:45 -0700

The 2014 election year is just kicking into gear, but we've learned so much already. Among the political pointers for candidates of the future: Do not attempt to curry favor with the voters by changing your name. Scott Fistler tried to improve his ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Post-Bulletin
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 06:34:54 -0700

Perhaps you've heard that President Barack Obama was named the worst president since World War II in a recent poll. It isn't all that surprising. Given the current mood of the country, it's likely that if St. Francis of Assisi were in the White House ...
 
New York Times
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:19:50 -0700

Congress is back! Thank heavens, because there's a crisis at the border, and the Highway Trust Fund is about to expire. Plus, the Export-Import Bank is teetering on the brink of disaster. (Days ago, we had no idea there was an Export-Import Bank, let ...
 
New York Times
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:37:30 -0700

Perhaps you've heard that Barack Obama was named the worst president since World War II in a recent poll. It isn't all that surprising. Given the current mood of the country, it's likely that if St. Francis of Assisi were in the White House, he would ...
 
Ames Tribune
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:18:45 -0700

The 2014 election year is just kicking into gear, but we've learned so much already. Among the political pointers for candidates of the future: Do not attempt to curry favor with the voters by changing your name. Scott Fistler tried to improve his ...

Huffington Post (blog)

Huffington Post (blog)
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:52:58 -0700

And Hillary Clinton, after stepping down as Secretary of State, told Gail Collins that her goal was "to see whether I can get untired." Hillary Clinton, as my simple, half-completed Google search suggests, is not alone in wanting to know whether we can ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Gail Collins

You can talk about Gail Collins with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!