John Elliott

John Elliott

Senior Fellow

John is a Senior Fellow at Intellectual Takeout. In this role, he is responsible for directing seminars, organizing networking events and mentoring Intellectual Takeout’s journalism interns.

 

John previously directed the journalism programs at the Institute for Humane Studies and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He has many mentees at media outlets in New York and Washington. John got his journalism experience working for Dutch and German television. He covered four presidential elections as well as breaking news stories such as 9/11 in New York City.

 

John has a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University in New York City and a B.A. in German from the University of Montana. He also studied at the Universitaet Tuebingen in Germany and the Theological College of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands.

Recent blog posts by this author

4 Reasons Why Nixon Remains the Most Important President Since 1945

On February 21st, 1972, President Richard Nixon arrived in Beijing, descended from Air Force One, and took the hand of Chinese foreign minister, Zhou Enlai. That handshake became the most decisive moment of the post-World War II period and the event...

Lara Logan is Right about Media Bias, but She Overlooks a Greater Threat

Lara Logan is a world-famous journalist unafraid to venture into hot war zones. She nearly died during the “Arab Spring” in Cairo when a mob of Muslim men sexually assaulted her. Logan is making headlines again, but for a different reason. In an...

Three Tips for Talking to Your Spouse about Finances

A poll by Suntrust bank reveals that 60% of couples don’t reveal their finances before walking down the aisle. 51% do talk to their prospective partner about money before marriage. But only 36% reveal the total size of their debt. ...

Exercise Less, Eat better and Sleep More: Lo Bosworth’s Three Tips for a Healthier 2019

When "Medium.com" asked actress Lo Bosworth to talk about her women’s health company “Love Wellness”, the actress made some surprising statements about staying in shape: she exercises less, eats well and sleeps more,...

My German Christmas with Strangers

After finishing my undergraduate degree, I started graduate work at the University of Tuebingen in Germany in October of 1976. I had not given any thought as to how I would spend the Christmas holidays, even though I knew I had nowhere to go. But...

The Joys of Not Gifting at Christmas

Fifteen years ago my wife returned from an exhausting day-long Christmas shopping expedition with the declaration: “I can’t do this anymore!” The pressure to find the perfect gifts was too much, so we made the drastic decision to end our gift-...

Why Frequent Firings Are a Sign of a Good President

President Trump is planning to get rid of John Kelly, his Chief of Staff. The list of the top officials fired or pushed out during the first two years of the Trump administration is getting pretty long: -  FBI Director James Comey...

Why the Pence Rule is Conquering Wall Street

If a young, female executive wants to find an experienced male colleague on Wall Street to mentor her, she can stop looking now. In the wake of #Metoo and the Brett Kavanaugh affair, male bankers and lawyers are quite literally...

A Case for Dropping out of College

Samuel Knoche has dropped out of college. In a fascinating article for Quillette he lists the reasons why he has abandoned his computer science major at Fordham University.  For starters, Knoche has found that the costs outweigh the benefits...

The Hidden Messages in the Wizard of Oz

As a child, the coming of the holiday season heralded several important events: Thanksgiving dinner with my grandparents, singing in the children’s choir at the Christmas Eve service, and the Christmas day reception at the house of our best friends...

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