Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to visit Lake Erie College April 21
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Connie Schultz will present "An Evening with Connie Schultz" April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Morley Music Building of Lake Erie College.
Schultz, a nationally-syndicated columnist for The Plain Dealer and Creators Syndicate, will address current and contemporary political and social issues. She won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for columns that judges praised for providing “a voice for the underdog and the underprivileged."
In 2005, Schultz also won the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for Commentary and the National Headliner Award for Commentary. She was a 2003 Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing for her series, "The Burden of Innocence," which chronicled the ordeal of Michael Green, who was imprisoned for 13 years for a rape he did not commit. The week after her series ran, the real rapist turned himself in after reading her stories. The series won the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Social Justice Reporting, the National Headliner Award's Best of Show and journalism awards from Harvard and Columbia universities.
Schultz won the Batten Medal in 2004, which honors "a body of journalistic work that reflects compassion, courage, humanity and a deep concern for the underdog." Recently, the Urban League of Greater Cleveland awarded Schultz the Whitney M. Young Humanitarian Award.
During the 2008 presidential race, Schultz was a frequent guest on “The Charlie Rose Show,” and has also offered her Midwesterner's perspective on MSNBC's “Rachel Maddow Show,” HBO's “Real Time with Bill Maher” and C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.”
Schultz is the author of two books published by Random House: "Life Happens – And Other Unavoidable Truths," a collection of essays, and “… and His Lovely Wife,” a memoir about her husband Sherrod Brown’s successful 2006 race for the U.S. Senate.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jim Eisenberg at 440.375.7173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.