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David Barstow (BSJ86) Four-time Pulitzer Prize Winner -"The State of Investigative Journalism"

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Evanston

"The State of Investigative Journalism"

Discussion Between David Barstow, four-time Pulitzer Prizw winner, and Medill Associate Professor Debbie Cenziper about investigative journalism. This spring, Barstow, along with two colleagues at The New York Times, won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. He became the first journalist to win a Pulitzer four times in the reporting categories.



"STATE: A Team, A Triumph, A Transformation" Panel discussion with author Melissa Isaacson

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Evanston

Panel Discussion featuring Isaacson, Amy Eshleman and fellow teammate Connie Erickson Brown.

Opening remarks by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Book Summary:

Set against a backdrop of social change during the 1970s, State is a compelling first-person account of what it was like to live through both traditional gender discrimination in sports and the joy of the very first days of equality—or at least the closest that one high school girls’ basketball team ever... (more)


2018 James Foley Medill Medal of Courage Award Presentation to Max Bearak

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Evanston

Max Bearak, Washington Post's Africa bureau chief based in Nairobi

Bearak became the Post's Africa bureau chief in 2018. Previously, he reported from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Somalia and Washington D.C. for the Post, following stints in Delhi and Mumbai reporting for the New York Times and others.

FREE Pizza lunch following presentation.


2019 Cecelia Vaisman Award-Antonia Cereijido (BSJ14) Winner

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Evanston

Presentation of the inaugural Vaisman Award and conversation with winner Antonia Cereijido, producer at NPR’s Latino USA.
The Cecilia Vaisman Award honors the legacy of late Medill Associate Professor and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) member Cecilia Vaisman, an audio journalism leader who inspired countless students to pursue careers in video and audio journalism.