Winthrop University: Events and Activities Archive

Events and Activities Archive


News Literacy and the Future of Journalism Series



The "News Literacy and Future of Journalism" series is a seven-month collaborative effort among SC Humanities, Winthrop University, and the SC Press Association. Additional support comes from the North Carolina Humanities Council, The Newseum in Washington, D.C., The John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy, the Departments of Mass Communication and Political Science, and the College of Arts & Sciences at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.

"News Literacy and the Future of Journalism" is part of the national initiative on "Democracy and the Informed Citizen" administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Mellon Foundation. The initiative seeks to deepen the public's knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.

As of May 11, 2018, the series will include 11 events. All will be free, open to the public, publicized aggressively, and available for view on the Newseum website. Unless otherwise noted, they will be held on the Winthrop campus. To see the list of events, please check out the calendar linked here.

For more information, contact Judy B. Bynum,; Karen Kedrowski,; or Guy Reel, Stay tuned to the SC Humanities at website at for programming details.


First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum

Celebrity Sightings

  • Chris Matthews
  • Jaime Harrison (SCDP chair)
  • Jesse Jackson
  • Matt Moore (SCRP chair)
  • Rachel Maddow
  • Steve Kornacki
  • Former Governor Jim Hodges
  • Former Governor Martin O'Malley
  • Former Secretary of Education Dick Riley
  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  • Former State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex
  • Former US Representative John Spratt
  • Reverend William Barber, head of NC NAACP and leader of Moral Monday protests
  • US Senator Bernie Sanders
  • US Senator Rand Paul
  • US Senator Tim Scott
  • US Representative David Price
  • US Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz
  • US Representative G.K. Butterfield
  • US Representative Jim Clyburn
  • US Representative John Yarmuth
  • US Representative Mick Mulvaney
  • US Representative Trey Gowdy

In the News

The First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum at Winthrop University is mentioned in stories in NPR, MSNBC, CNN, Politico, The Herald, VTDigger, Greenville Online, The Post and Courier, Seating Chairs, Financial CV, Junior College, Tribble Agency, Bloomberg, LifeZette, The Election Central, Herald and News, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gay Star News, Mercury News Daily, The Indian Republic, WCNC, Recorder Press, Newser, Bustle, WBTV, WIS, Commentary Magazine, Esquire Magazine, Charlotte Business Journal, The State, The Charlotte Observer, WSOC, and many more.

MSNBC Interviews with Winthrop Students and Faculty

Press Releases

Twitter Feeds

Last Updated: 5/17/22