Holding Power Accountable with David Zucchino

Date & Time
Monday, February 24, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm
Freedom Forum, Carroll Hall

Join us for a small group discussion with Pulitzer Prize winner, David Zucchino '73. This is a chance for students to speak directly with Zucchino about his reporting experiences, as well as the new challenges journalists face in this era of leaks, lies and changing political norms. This opportunity comes before Zucchino joins a panel of faculty and students to discuss his new book "Wilmington's Lie," in a Nelson Benton Lecture Series event later that day that is open to the public (more information here).

Zucchino is a contributing writer for The New York Times. He has covered wars and civil conflicts in more than two dozen countries. Zucchino was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his dispatches from apartheid South Africa and is a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for his reporting from Iraq, Lebanon, Africa and inner-city Philadelphia. He is the author of "Thunder Run" and "Myth of the Welfare Queen."

Zucchino will meet with a small group of students at noon on Monday, Feb. 24, in the Freedom Forum Conference as part of the “Holding Power Accountable” lecture series. “Holding Power Accountable” features journalists who are leading the examination of the people and organizations that hold power in society.

Please register on Eventbrite by Thursday, Feb. 20. Spots are limited. Lunch will be provided.