Planning is in full swing for Communication Week 2008, which will take place Feb. 16-23. One of the events is a panel of Pulitzer Prize winners that almost boggles the mind.
The following people are planned to participate (from Bob Radziewicz, who has been on four Pulitzer-winning teams himself):
Madeleine Blais: won for feature writing at The Miami Herald in 1980;
Mirta Ojito: won as part of The New York Times‘ race in America series in 2000;
Michael Sallah: investigations editor at The Herald who won for investigative reporting at the Toledo Blade in 2004 and who directed Debbie Cenziper on last yearâ€™s local news winner on the “House of Lies” series;
Joe Oglesby: editorial page editor from The Herald who wrote most of the editorials about the detention of Haitian boat people that won in 1982;
Jim Morin: Herald cartoonist who won in 1996 for editorial cartoons.
The organizers are also trying to bring a photography winner and hope to have political and governmental reporter Michael Putney, from Miami’s ABC affiliate WPLG, act as emcee. (see update below on emcee)
Job and internship panel
I have organized a panel on jobs and internships, which will take place Feb. 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Studio A.
The event will feature Rick Hirsch (managing editor for multimedia at The Miami Herald), Michelle Morgante (assistant Forida bureau chief at the AP) and Kathy Pellegrino (recruitment editor at the Sun-Sentinel).
Each participant, who does internship recruiting for his/her respective organization, will meet one-on-one with students after the discussion.
UPDATE, Feb. 8: The emcee for the Pulitzer panel will be Miami Herald executive editor Anders Gyllenhaal.
UPDATE, Feb. 12: AP photographer Al Diaz has been confirmed as the sixth panel member.