Book Discussion on Pulitzer's Gold

Roy Harris, Jr., talked about his book Pulitzer’s Gold: Behind the Prize for Public Service Journalism (University of Missouri Press;… read more

Roy Harris, Jr., talked about his book Pulitzer’s Gold: Behind the Prize for Public Service Journalism (University of Missouri Press; January 17, 2008). In the book he presents a history of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service that is awarded annually to a newspaper for achievement in reportage. Mr. Harris researched the stories behind the recipients of the medal from the coverage of the integration of Little Rock schools in 1958 to reports of misconduct by Catholic priests in 2003. Mr. Harris was joined in by discussion by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Elizabeth Mehren and Sacha Pfeiffer. They focused on the future of community and public service journalism which they deem fundamental to civic life. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. This event was hosted at 7:00 p.m. by Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts, on Thursday, August 27, 2009.

Roy Harris, Jr., is senior editor of CFO Magazine. He was formerly a reporter with the Wall Street Journal where he served as deputy chief of the Los Angeles bureau for six years. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Sep 6, 2009
Last Aired:
Oct 17, 2009

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  • Sep 06, 2009 | 7:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 12, 2009 | 2:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 17, 2009 | 1:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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