Lecture: "Journalism in the Age of Twitteracy"


Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

Kathleen Parker, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist

Syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, will discuss “Journalism in the Age of Twitteracy” in a lecture at the University of Notre Dame on Thursday, October 4.

Parker’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is the 2012 Red Smith Lecture in Journalism. A twice-weekly columnist for The Washington Post who is syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group, Parker also writes regularly for Newsweek/The Daily Beast and appears frequently on television as a commentator. Her book, Save the Males: Why Men Matter, Why Women Should Care, was published in 2008.

Parker won the H.L. Mencken Writing Award in 1993, six years after she started her column. National syndication of her work began in 1995, and her column now appears in more than 400 newspapers. The citation for her Pulitzer Prize commended her for “perceptive, often witty columns on an array of political and moral issues, gracefully sharing the experiences and values that lead her to unpredictable conclusions.”

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The Red Smith Lecture Series is part of Notre Dame’s John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy.