Robin Reisig taught at the Graduate School of Journalism from 1983–2012, at first as an adjunct, then full time.
As a reporter, Reisig covered America's movements for social change, including the civil rights movement, the women's movement, antiwar protests, and the emergence of the blue-collar right.
She also wrote about mainstream politics and government and has done investigative reporting, including an article for which she won the Don Hollenbeck award. She has been a reporter for The Village Voice, the Washington Post, the American Lawyer magazine and the Southern Courier. Her freelance writing has appeared in many magazines including Life, The New Republic, The Nation, gothamgazette.com as well as the News of the Week in Review, Book Review and Travel sections of The New York Times. Her writing about the women's movement and the Vietnam War protests has been included in anthologies.
Reisig was an editor on Newsday’s and New York Newsday's opinion sections, and Newsday’s feature section.
She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
In April 2006, nominated by her former students, she was awarded a distinguished alumni award by the J-School Alumni Association. This is the highest honor awarded by the Alumni Association.
In May 2007 she was selected as Teacher of Year by the student body and Columbia's Society of Professional Journalists chapter, which serves as the student government.
Last updated August 19, 2020