#HumCitizen: The Power of the Pen

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

A series of three public programs, “The Power of the Pen” initiative will feature the West Virginia journalist Eric Eyre, an investigative reporter with the state’s largest newspaper¬†The Charleston (WV) Gazette-Mail who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2017. Eyre will be joined by two additional Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Eric Newhouse and John Hackworth in West Virginia University College of Media and at Marshall University School of Journalism, respectively. The third program will feature Eyre in a solo presentation at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, West Virginia.

All three forums will be videoed for archival purposes and posted on the websites of the participating institutions. A separate podcast with Eyre discussing his work on the “Painkiller Profiteers” series, the Pulitzer, his thoughts on “fake news” and the future of investigative journalism. West Virginia Public Broadcasting will podcast, as well as broadcast, the final audio edits form the forums over their statewide radio network.

More information coming soon.

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