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03/29/2019

Washington Post Associate Editor To Speak April 2 on Truth

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 The 7 p.m. event in Winthrop University’s Richardson Ballroom, located in the DiGiorgio Campus Center, is the last of a series of journalism events held on campus exploring “News Literacy and the Future of Journalism.”
 Appearing along with Hoagland will be Mary C. Curtis, a Charlotte-based, award-winning writer, speaker and editor. This event, moderated by Professor Jennifer Leigh Disney, chair of the Department of Political Science, is supported in part by S.C. Humanities.

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Jim Hoagland
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Mary Curtis
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Jim Hoagland, associate editor of the Washington Post and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, will return to his hometown of Rock Hill April 2 to share his thoughts on “Speaking Truth to Power.”

The 7 p.m. event in Winthrop University’s Richardson Ballroom, located in the DiGiorgio Campus Center, is the last of a series of journalism events held on campus exploring “News Literacy and the Future of Journalism.”

Appearing along with Hoagland will be Mary C. Curtis, a Charlotte-based, award-winning writer, speaker and editor. This event, moderated by Professor Jennifer Leigh Disney, chair of the Department of Political Science, is supported in part by S.C. Humanities.

The series is part of a national democracy initiative that seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections among democracy, the humanities, journalism and an informed citizenry.

The final series event takes place on April 6 in Columbia, South Carolina, with an appearance by Amy Wilson, storytelling coach of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Wilson will talk about a series she worked on as editor and project manager, entitled “Seven Days of Heroin: This is What an Epidemic Looks Like,” that earned the Enquirer staff the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting. Her talk will be held from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at The Marriott, 1200 Hampton St., during the S.C. Press Association’s annual meeting.

Winthrop joined the eight-month collaboration on “News Literacy and the Future of Journalism” with the S.C. Humanities and the S.C. Press Association. Additional support came from the N.C. Humanities Council, the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy, and Winthrop’s Departments of Mass Communication and Political Science and College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact Judy B. Bynum, Judy@schumanities.org; or Guy Reel, Reelg@winthrop.edu.


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