Janet Wu

Janet is a multi-media journalist and adjunct professor at Emerson College.


An Op-Ed contributor to The Boston Globe, her work has also been published in The New York Times and the upcoming 2018 "Norton Sampler of Essays."


She graduated from Yale with a dual major in Philosophy and Psychology and earned a master's degree in Journalism and International Affairs at Columbia University.


She is a founding member of SheGives, a philanthropic organization of women. She sits on boards for the New England Conservatory of Music, Franciscan Children's Hospital, The American Heart Association of Boston, Homestart, and The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum.


She was named the 2015 New England Girls Scouts "Leading Woman of the Year" and delivered a 2016 TEDX Cambridge Talk at the Boston Opera House.

Fake News, Alternative Facts and the Breakdown of Political Discourse in a Post-Truth Society

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Emceeing & Philanthropy

Selected Writing Published in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Norton Anthology of Essays

War and peace and hopes for reconciliation
Scouts placed thousands of flags on veteran's graves at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in New Jersey in honor of Memorial Day
Marina Keegan and the gift of time
One week ago, I was rushing across the Yale campus to catch a panel on the presidential election
Remembering James Foley: ‘His heart grew so big’
Even some of my most stoic friends have found themselves crying for people they don’t know. On Friday, tears welled to the point...
Can a New Englander have fun at Dollywood?
THREE MONTHS AGO, my globe-trotting mother suggested a family vacation so bizarre we pretended not to hear her. When she mentioned...

Reporting and Anchoring Broadcast news coverage for NBC Boston, WCBS New York

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