#HumCitizen: Democracy and the Informed Citizen

Presented by:
Idaho Humanities Council
Current Initiative: Democracy and the Informed Citizen National Partner: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Pulitzer Prizes Local Partner: Other, Public Radio, Public Television Subject: Journalism Audience: All

Three distinguished humanities lectures will take place in three geographically diverse areas of the state with each featuring a high-profile Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. The council will partner with Idaho Public Radio and Idaho Public Television as well as the daily newspapers in each city.


April 12 – “Truth Matters: How Fake News and False Statements Undermine America” Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James B. Stewart of the New York Times will deliver the Idaho Humanities Council’s 11th Annual Eastern Idaho Distinguished Lecture at the Shilo Inn in Idaho Falls. Stewart is an investigative reporter with the style of a novelist, examining events in finance, law, and politics that shape American society. He is the author of 11 books, including most recently Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff. His New York Times column, “Common Sense,” appears weekly in the Business Day section. He is a former Wall Street Journal reporter and received the Pulitzer Prize with his deputy editor during his time at the paper. Read more.


April 19 – 4th Annual Magic Valley Distinguished Humanities Lecture. Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jack Ohman will demonstrate over large screens how he interprets news of the day in his cartoons that appear in the editorial pages of more than 200  newspapers across the country. Ohman was the youngest editorial cartoonist ever nationally syndicated. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012, Ohman won the Pulitzer in 2016, as well as many other awards in American journalism, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award, the SDX Mark of Excellence Award, the National Headliner Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, the Scripps Howard Foundation Award, and two first place “Best of the West” awards. Learn more.


Fall 2018 – Distinguished Humanities Lecture. More information coming soon.