CPCC and NC Humanities Council Partner on Centennial of the Pulitzer Prize in NC

What: Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words
When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CPCC is honored to host Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words in collaboration with NC Humanities Council, in celebration of the Pulitzer centennial this year.  This multifaceted public program highlights the way Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism, literature and the arts record, analyze, critique and, therefore, impact our world.  The events at CPCC will illuminate the impact of journalism and the humanities on American life today, imagine their future, and inspire new generations to consider the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

The editorial cartoons of Gene Payne, Doug Marlette and Kevin Siers – three generations of Charlotte Observer Pulitzer Prize winners – will be presented in an accompanying ‘pop up’ gallery exhibit on view in the Overcash atrium the week of September 26- 30, 2016.   Guests can also view the photographs of CPCC alumnus and Pulitzer Prize winner, John H. White.


Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words

Series of Events for Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at CPCC
*ALL Events are free to attend, open to CPCC students, instructors and the public

11a.m.-12:15p.m. Old South/New South Through Media Panel Discussion, Halton Theater
Mark West, chair of English Department, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will present Old South/New South Reflected in Doug Marlette’s Kudzu, in a panel moderated by Anasa Sinegal, division director for Digital Media, Journalism & Communication at CPCC.  Panelists will include Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist Kevin Siers (Editorial Cartooning, 2014);  Dr. Eric Freedman, dean of the School of Media Arts at Columbia College in Chicago; and documentary filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman, best known for his work documenting the Latino community in North Carolina for the past 25 years.

7p.m.— 8:30p.m. Dr. Eric Freedman: Technology, Disruption and the Future of News Literacy,  Tate Hall (2nd Floor, Overcash)
This evening keynote examines how technology can enable news organizations and other credible sources to reach young people with the information they need to inform their lives, the tools people are using to access news, and how they continue to change.