The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard is one of several national organizations that will host events in 2016 to celebrate the 100th awarding of the Pulitzer Prize. Four marquee events will take place in Florida, California, Texas and Massachusetts and each will focus on a particular aspect of Pulitzer history: social justice and equality; war, migration and the quest for peace; presidents and the press; and abuse of power.
In September 2016, Nieman will host the final event in the series with a spotlight on power, accountability and abuse. The program will include Pulitzer Prize winners in conversation, storytelling and performance.
“This is not just a moment for retrospection,” said Nieman curator Ann Marie Lipinski, a past co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize board. “Exploring the ways the use and abuse of power have echoed throughout the history of the prize can ignite debate and strengthen both journalism and the arts as we look out to a new era.”
Other organizations participating in the Pulitzer Centennial Marquee Project include the Newseum; The Poynter Institute; The Dallas Morning News with the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum; and the Los Angeles Times with USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
The year-long Pulitzer celebration will include additional events presented by state and territorial humanities councils and other organizations.