PULITZER PRIZE CENTENNIAL:
THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA COVERAGE
Sept. 28 in Tulsa
Sept. 29 in Norman and Edmond
All events are free. No registration required. Journalists and the general public are encouraged to attend these events to commemorate the Centennial of the Pulitzer Prize.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28:
From Watchdog to Spotlight:
Journalists Exposing Systemic Abuse
7 p.m. at the University of Tulsa Lorton Performance Center,
550 S. Gary Place, Tulsa, OK 74104.
» Boston Globe Editor-at-Large Walter “Robby” V. Robinson, who led the “Spotlight” investigative team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its coverage about the widespread and systemic child sex abuse in the Boston area by numerous Roman Catholic priests, and an ongoing cover-up of pedophilia by the Boston Archdiocese. Actor Michael Keaton portrayed Robinson in the movie “Spotlight” that won “Best Picture” in this year’s Academy Awards.
» Susan Ellerbach, executive editor of the Tulsa World
» Ziva Branstetter, editor in chief of The Frontier in Tulsa
Branstetter and Ellerbach were part of the Tulsa World team that was a Pulitzer finalist in 2015 for their stories on the botched executions at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.
» Joe Hight, the endowed chair of journalism ethics at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Hight was editor when The Gazette in Colorado Springs won the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting in 2014 for a story about dishonorable discharges.
» Elana Newman, the McFarlin professor of psychology, affiliate faculty of communication at Tulsa and research director of the Dart Center
» Bruce Shapiro, contributing editor for the Nation and executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
The event will kick off with an interview featuring Robinson and then a panel discussion with Robinson, Ellerbach, Branstetter, Hight, Newman and Shapiro.