New York Times national correspondent Randy Archibold has joined the Semester at Sea voyage as a Special Distinguished Guest Lecturer. He joined in Greece and will be sailing for two weeks until Egypt. In that time, he is speaking to several classes about his work as a journalist, participating in a panel discussion on careers in communications, and meeting with lifelong learners and diversity scholars.
“It’s been interesting not only to visit these countries, but to speak to the students about their impressions of them,” Archibold said. “I’ve also enjoyed speaking to students about their future careers as well as answering questions about mine.”
Archibold, who is based in Los Angeles for the paper, covers Southern California and the Southwest. He has spent more than two decades in journalism working for a number of papers, including the Los Angeles Times. This is his first time on a cruise ship and sailing with Semester at Sea.
“This may be a 67-day voyage, but the experience for these students will carry on for years,” he said.
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