West Virginia University hosted two special guest speakers at WVU’s Ming Hseih Hall Wednesday night.
This is the first year WVU has paired with the West Virginia Humanities council to put on the ‘Path to the Pulitzer Journalism and the Informed Citizen’ discussion panel.
Eric Eyre and Eric Newhouse are both award winning journalists with West Virginia ties and were the speakers of honor at this event.
The director of communications and marketing at WVU, Erica Lindsay, said WVU students and members of the community gathered for an open Q&A on these journalists’ paths to winning the Pulitzer journalism award.
“We have two Pulitzer prize winning journalists, Eric Eyre and Eric Newhouse, and so we are just going to talk about the importance of of journalism today and the importance of informed citizenry,” Lindsay said.
This event was free to both WVU students and the public to learn more about the field of journalism and what it takes to win this prestigious award.
Visit the WVU website for more information and to complete a short survey on this event.