Fareed Zakaria, Reddit's Alexis Ohanian to speak at commencements this weekend
They may not be speaking from the International Space Station and they're not Jimmy Page, but journalists are a part of many commencement ceremonies again this year. Any you want me to add? Email me!
On May 23rd, CNN's Fareed Zakaria will give the commencement speech at Sarah Lawrence College, and on May 24th, sports commentator Mary Carillo will speak at Elon University.
Here's a rundown of other journalists (or people involved with journalism) speaking this year. Cristina Negrut with GraduationWisdom.com compiled a complete list with people including the president and John Legend.
-- Christopher Dickey, foreign editor, The Daily Beast, Hamilton College
-- Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder, Carthage College
-- John Quiñones, co-anchor, "Primetime," ABC, University of Washington, Bothell
-- George Stephanopoulos, anchor, "Good Morning America," ABC, Franklin & Marshall College
-- Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and managing editor, "PBS NewsHour," PBS, Allegheny College
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-- David Remnick, editor, The New Yorker, Syracuse University
-- Terry Gross, host, "Fresh Air," NPR, Bryn Mawr College
-- Gwen Ifill, moderator, "Washington Week," PBS, St. Mary's College Maryland
-- Bob Schieffer, anchor, CBS News, Saint Anselm College
-- Gloria Borger, chief political analyst, CNN, Colgate University
-- Katie Couric, journalist, Trinity College
-- Rachel Martin, host, "Weekend Edition Sunday," NPR, University of Puget Sound
-- David Plotz editor, Slate, and Hanna Rosin, correspondent for Slate and The Atlantic, Ripon College
-- Jill Abramson, former executive editor, The New York Times, Wake Forest University
-- Marty Baron, executive editor, The Washington Post, Lehigh University
Here, for what it's worth, are the commencement speeches from NASA's Rick Mastracchio in space from May 10 at the University of Connecticut, and Jimmy Page's speech for Berklee College of Music on May 11.