Fareed Zakaria, Reddit's Alexis Ohanian to speak at commencements this weekend

Graduates use their cell phones to take pictures of first lady Michelle Obama during Dillard University's commencement ceremony in New Orleans, Saturday, May 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Graduation Wisdom

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.

Upcoming speeches

May 25

-- Christopher Dickey, foreign editor, The Daily Beast, Hamilton College

-- Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder, Carthage College

June 15

-- John Quiñones, co-anchor, "Primetime," ABC, University of Washington, Bothell

Recent speeches

May 10

-- George Stephanopoulos, anchor, "Good Morning America," ABC, Franklin & Marshall College

-- Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and managing editor, "PBS NewsHour," PBS, Allegheny College

May 11

-- David Remnick, editor, The New Yorker, Syracuse University

May 17

-- 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

May 18

-- 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

May 19

-- 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.


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