Join MIPA, the Michigan Humanities Council and the Pulitzer Prizes Board as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes at the 2016 MIPA Fall Conference on Monday, Oct. 24.
You’ll hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists with ties to Michigan in addition to nearly 70 breakout sessions by leading journalism educators, student journalists and professional media members. Scheduled to attend:
- Fox 2 Detroit investigative reporter M.L. Elrick and Jim Schaefer of the Detroit Free Press, who won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting for their work at the Free Press uncovering of a pattern of lies by former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
- Eric Freedman, director of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University, and Jim Mitzelfield, who won the 1994 Pultizer Prize in Beat Reporting for their work at The Detroit News uncovering financial abuses by the Michigan House Fiscal Agency.
- Nichole Christian, who was part of a New York Times team that produced the newspaper’s A Nation Challenged special section, which was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
- Author and Washington Post associate editor Steve Luxenberg, whose reporters have been honored with two Pulitzer Prizes for explanatory journalism.
The conference will be held at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Programming is scheduled to run from 9 a.m.-2:10 p.m.
The event will also feature a College Journalism and Media Fair, with representatives of collegiate media and journalism programs from across the state.