Doug Lederman

Doug Lederman, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Scott Jaschik, he leads the site's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University. Doug lives with his family in Bethesda, Md.

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October 8, 2008
There's a maxim in journalism that a reporter has probably struck an appropriate balance in an article about a disputed topic if none of the parties is ecstatic about the piece, but everyone thinks they were treated fairly. The same might be said for the drafters of major reports that aim to radically reinvent some aspect of American society about which people hold strong views. If everyone with a stake in the matter is at least a little bit unhappy, but nobody declares that the sky is falling, chances are that the report has a chance to gain acceptance and make a difference.
October 7, 2008
With veto of $5.4 million in funds for U. of California labor studies programs, Schwarzenegger issues latest salvo in long-running fight over research arm's perceived partisanship.
October 6, 2008
In podcast interview, education secretary assesses her legacy, seeing progress in elevating higher ed issues on the national agenda but broad failure to confront the problems.
October 6, 2008
Colleges have proven techniques to improve student learning, but too few students -- especially from at-risk populations -- have access to them, study finds.
October 3, 2008
Federal appeals court sides with student loan borrower in bankruptcy fight with the country's biggest loan guarantee agency.
October 2, 2008
Months of national fiscal strain have had little direct impact on most colleges so far. As liquidity crisis intensifies, a few signs of actual distress begin to emerge in higher education.
October 2, 2008
Responding to a journal editor's helpful essay about expectations for scholarly authors, Kevin Brown offers the flip side.
October 1, 2008
Education secretary to unveil proposal that would cut the financial aid form by 75 percent and tell students much earlier how much federal aid they'll receive.
September 30, 2008
A new report compares the socioeconomic status and success levels of students at a number of elite colleges and universities and documents how the University of California enrolls a "strikingly higher number" of low-income students than do many peer institutions, but that the students do not necessarily fit all the assumptions educators have about such students.


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