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2016 James C. Millstone Memorial Lecture: The Pulitzer Tradition and St. Louis

Tuesday, 13 September, 2016

This two-day celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning art and architecture critic Philip Kennicott will deliver the James C. Millstone Memorial Lecture on the topic: "The Pulitzer Tradition of Social Justice in a Snapchat World."

Immediately following the lecture will be a panel titled "The Pulitzer Tradition Today," moderated by Roy Harris Jr., a former Millstone lecturer and the author of Pulitzer's Gold.

The panel includes:
- Jon Sawyer, founder of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting;
- Robert Cohen and David Carson of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo staff; 
- Margaret Wolf Freivogel, a founder of the St. Louis Beacon and former editor of St. Louis Public Radio;
- Emily Rauh Pulitzer, chair of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and former principal stockholder of Pulitzer Publishing Co. who was a founding and leading supporter of both the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the St. Louis Beacon.

The noon panel the following day will focus on "Social Justice and Ferguson."

This panel will consist of lawyers and reporters who have worked for or written about social justice issues, including municipal court reform. Tony Messenger and Kevin Horrigan, Pulitzer finalists for Post-Dispatch editorials on Ferguson, will be joined by their colleague Jeremy Kohler as well as Thomas Harvey, the executive director and co-founder of ArchCity Defenders and Nicole Hudson, communications and strategy catalyst at Forward Through Ferguson. Michael A. Wolff, dean of SLU's School of Law, will moderate.  

Pulitzer Prize-winning Post-Dispatch photos will be displayed during the two days of the event.  


Tuesday, Sept. 13
7 p.m.  ///  John K. Pruellage Courtroom
Millstone Lecture: "The Pulitzer Tradition of Social Justice in a Snapchat World" by Philip Kennicott

8 to 9:30 p.m.  ///  Louis W. Riethmann Jr. Pavilion
Panel - "The Pulitzer Tradition Today"
Refreshments will be provided prior to the panel.

Wednesday, Sept. 14
Noon to 1 p.m.  ///  John K. Pruellage Courtroom
Panel - "Social Justice and Ferguson"