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Tough Topics, Pulitzer Prizes: How Our Content and Its Coverage Have Changed Over the Years

Jacqui Banaszynski

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Egan (2001, “How Race Is Lived in America, New York Times) and Banaszynski (1988, “AIDS in the Heartland,” St. Paul Pioneer Press) share their experiences writing about controversial topics and examine the way coverage of those topics has changed over the decades.


Timothy Egan is a lifelong journalist and the author of eight books, most recently The Immortal Irishman. His account of the Dust Bowl, The Worst Hard Time, won the 2006 National Book Award, and he shared the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting with a team of reporters for the series “How Race is Lived in America.” Jacqui Banaszynski is an emeritus professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and a faculty fellow at the Poynter Institute. During her 30-year journalism career, her series “AIDS in the Heartland” won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing, and her eyewitness account of the African famine was a finalist for the 1986 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting.


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Saturday, Sep. 22, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Off-Campus , First United Methodist Church

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