Park Welcomes Sophie Neiman ’13 as 2024 Weinberg Resident Journalist


This month, Sophie Neiman ’13 returned to Park as our 2024 Robert L. Weinberg Resident Journalist.

Sophie is a freelance journalist based in Uganda, where she reports for leading outlets including Al Jazeera, The Christian Science Monitor, New Internationalist, andThe New York Review of Books. She holds a master’s degree in African Studies from the University of Cambridge, and is a grantee of the Pulitzer Center. Sophie is a proud former editor-in-chief of the Postscript, Park’s award-winning student-run newspaper, where her passion for journalism began.

Sophie addressed the Upper School in an assembly, sharing her experience becoming a journalist, and then working as a journalist in Africa. She then participated in an on-stage question and answer panel with our Postscript Editors-in-Chief, Zara Cheek, Oliver Mack, and Josh Solomon. In the afternoon, she held two workshops for Upper School students about climate change and navigating politics, safety, and free speech.

The Resident Journalist program at Park is sponsored by the family of Robert L. Weinberg, a member of the Class of 1940 and devotee of Baltimore journalist H.L. Mencken. Through the Weinberg family’s generous support, Park is able to bring a prominent journalist doing ground-breaking work to campus each year to present to Upper School students and to meet with classes throughout the day.

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