Domestic Correspondent, The New York Times
Tamar Lewin is a domestic correspondent for The New York Times, specializing in higher education. She was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for the series “How Race Is Lived in America,” which explored racial experiences and attitudes across contemporary America. She also contributed to the “Class Matters” series, in which a team of reporters spent more than a year exploring the ways in which education, wealth, and occupation influence opportunity in the United States. On the national desk, she has covered social policy, family issues, education, and the elderly. Most recently, she has written stories about the accreditation of the University of the People, a tuition-free four-year-old online institution, and the rethinking taking place in the wake of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) about how colleges can best use the Internet for instruction.