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Peter Klein

Director of the Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia

Peter W. Klein, Director of the Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia.

An Emmy Award-winning journalist, Klein joined the faculty of UBC in 2005, and in 2008 he launched the International Reporting Program in which he takes students overseas to produce major works of global journalism. His 2010 class’s Frontline/WORLD documentary investigating the international electronic waste trade earned them the Emmy for Best Investigative Newsmagazine and the Society of Professional Journalist’s prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Documentary.

In 1999 Klein joined CBS News 60 Minutes as a producer. He continues to contribute to the venerable American news program, as well as to a variety of other broadcasts in Canada and the US. He has written for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and many other publications.

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