Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist Leonard Pitts Visit

Pitts will be presenting “Owning What You Know” at 4 p.m., Feb. 7 in Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Known best for his Sept. 12, 2001 column which was an angry letter to the terrorists responsible for 9/11 attacks, Pitts is a syndicated columnist for The Miami Herald.

His visit to Miami is sponsored by the Journalism Program and the Miami chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, with support from The Humanities Center, The Miami University Special Events Fund, the Center for American and World Cultures and the Department of Political Science. His talk is free and open to the public.

For additional information, contact event coordinator Patricia Gallagher Newberry of Miami’s Journalism Program faculty, at newberpg@muohio.edu or 513.529.5893.

To read recent Pitts’ columns, visit www.miamiherald.com/leonardpitts.

 

How To Join The MU Chapter of SPJ:

Step 1: Add yourself to the listserv.

Go to the listserv archives and look for MU-SPJ@listserv.muohio.edu. Click the link and join list.

Step 2: Join online. The fee for a year is $36 and $5 for our chapter fees. If you’re a first-year or a sophomore, I suggest joining for four years. It’s $100 and SO worth it.

Step 3: Come to weekly meetings and get involved! SPJ is a great line on your resume and members get special benefits. After college, it can provide for great networking and job opportunities.