Foreign Correspondent, Journalist
Charles Eisendrath directs two national professional journalism programs at the University of Michigan. The Knight-Wallace Fellows, which he has run for three decades and converted to private support with a $50 million endowment drive, provides an academic year of study to professional mid-career journalists from all over the world. As founding director of the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, he administers the largest all-media, general reporting prizes in the country.
Eisendrath’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, and International Herald Tribune. He has been a guest on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.”
After reporting for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Baltimore Evening Sun, Eisendrath joined Time Magazine, which posted him in Washington, London, Paris and Buenos Aires, where as bureau chief he was responsible for all news operations in Hispanic South America. He moved to the University of Michigan journalism faculty in 1975, directing a master’s program that placed graduates in internships and jobs.
He chairs the development committee of the Center for Public Integrity and was elected to the Council on Foreign Relations. Previous service includes the Pulitzer Prize international jury and chairing the American board of the International Press Institute. He introduced guided news tours in Argentina, Brazil, Russia and Turkey in cooperation with their leading media companies.