Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, author and speaker Ellen Goodman will be at the University of Dayton on Wednesday, September 29th, to talk about the role of news media and opinion-journalism in productive public discourse. The talk is free and open to the public. Goodman has spent most of her life chronicling social change and its impact on American life.
Goodman received the Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in 2008 and is a member of the NSNC Hall of Fame. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 1980. Among the many other awards she has won are the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award and the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award.
The University of Dayton is also known as the alma mater of Erma Bombeck, one of America’s best-loved humor columnists,and is the site of the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, held semi-annually.