Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery will speak about the crucial role of a free press in our democracy during an English department event Friday, Sept. 14, from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. at the Kelvin Smith Library’s Freedman Center.
The campus community is invited to his lecture titled “#nottheenemy: The Crucial Role of Journalists in Society.”
Lowery, a Shaker Heights High School graduate, earned the Pulitzer in 2016 (at the age of 25) for his role as a lead reporter on The Washington Post‘s “Fatal Force” series examining police shootings. He is now a national correspondent for the Washington Post covering law enforcement, race and justice.
His 2016 bestselling-book, They Can’t Kill Us All, is under development as a television series with AMC. He is also an on-air contributor at CNN. Lowery has earned a prestigious George Polk Award for National Reporting, and in 2014, was named Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.