Veteran journalists Cynthia Skrzycki ’76 and Pulitzer Prize winner David Shribman will take a critical look at the fake news phenomenon in a talk on Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. Their lecture, “Confused by the News?” will examine the contemporary news scene and help audience members discern truth from untruth, professional from amateur, and the enduring from the ephemeral. The lecture is presented by The William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series, and is free and open to the public.
Skrzycki is a senior lecturer in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh, where she was recently selected to receive the 2017 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes Skrzycki’s outstanding and innovative teaching in undergraduate studies, in the Department of English at the university’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.
Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He came to the paper from The Boston Globe, where he was assistant managing editor, columnist and Washington bureau chief. Shribman served as a national correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, covered Congress and national politics for The New York Times. He received a Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for his coverage of Washington and the American political scene.
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