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Goldie Blumenstyk

Senior Writer, Chronicle of Higher Education, and author

Goldie Blumenstyk is one of the nation’s most respected higher-education journalists. As a reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education since 1988, she  has covered a wide range of topics, including distance education, the Internet boom, bust, and boom, state politics, and fund raising. She is nationally known for her expertise on for-profit higher education, college finances, and the commercialization of academic research. She has reported for The Chronicle from China, Israel, Peru and several countries in Europe, and her stories have received numerous awards 

Goldie has been a frequent guest on public radio and public-affairs shows  and at events,  and her work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today.  She’s also a co-founder of theChronicle’s new reporting project, “Re:Learning | Mapping the New Education Landscape.”

Before joining The Chronicle, she covered government issues and City Hall at The Orlando Sentinel.

Her bestselling book,  American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know, was published by Oxford University Press, 2015  

Goldie has a B.A. (History) from Colgate University, and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.