Pamela Newkirk, Ph.D. is a professor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies at New York University. Before to New York University, Newkirk worked as a daily journalist at four different news organizations, including New York Newsday where she was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News in 1992. She is also the winner of the New York Association of Black Journalists International Reporting Prize in 1990.
Newkirk's articles have appeared in numerous publications, including TNew York Times, the Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, The Nation, Artnews, Essence and civil rights blog The Defenders Online. Her primary areas of interest are race in the news media and African American art and culture.
She is the author of Within the Veil: Black Journalists, White Media, which was awarded the National Press Club Award for Media Criticism. She is editor of A Love No Less: More Than Two Centuries of African American Love Letters, Letters From Black America. She lives in New York City with her husband and children.