2015 Pulitzer Prize winner for public service

Grace Beahm/postandcourier.com
Grace Beahm/postandcourier.com

See a presentation by Mitch Pugh – a Riverton native, UIS alumnus, editor of Charleston, South Carolina’s The Post and Courier and 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner for public service – during an ECCE Speaker Series program on Thursday, March 24. Pugh was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his role in editing a five-part series entitled “Til death do us part,” which ran in The Post and Courier. The series examined why South Carolina is one of the deadliest states for women, and helped thrust the issue of what to do about violence against women into the national spotlight. Pugh’s presentation will argue the importance of local media in social change, especially during a time when newsrooms, and consequently, investigative journalism in America, are shrinking. For more information about Mitch Pugh and other ECCE Speaker Series programs, visit http://uis.edu/speakerseries.

A call to action: Local media’s role in shaping public policy
Thursday, Mar 24, 4pm
UIS Brookens Auditorium
One University Plaza

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