Three Oklahoma universities, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and the Dart Center will commemorate the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize. Featured speakers include Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Walter “Robby” Robinson of the Boston Globe's Spotlight team and Hailey Branson Potts of the Los Angeles Times. The events are free and open to the public.
550 S. Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74104
- Boston Globe Editor-at-Large Walter “Robby” Robinson, who led the “Spotlight” investigative team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its coverage about the widespread and systemic child sex abuse in the Boston area by numerous Roman Catholic priests, and an ongoing cover-up of pedophilia by the Boston Archdiocese.
- Susan Ellerbach, Executive Editor, The Tulsa World
- Ziva Branstetter, Editor in Chief, The Frontier in Tulsa
Branstetter and Ellerbach were part of the Tulsa World team that was a Pulitzer finalist in 2015 for their stories on the botched executions at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.
- Joe Hight, Endowed Chair of Journalism Ethics, University of Central Oklahoma
Hight was editor when The Gazette in Colorado Springs won the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting in 2014 for a story about dishonorable discharges.
- Elana Newman, McFarlin Professor of Psychology, Affiliate Faculty of Communication at Tulsa and Research Director, Dart Center
- Bruce Shapiro, Contributing Editor, The Nation and Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
Edith Kinney Gaylord Auditorium
Norman, OK 73109
- Hailey Branson Potts, a reporter who was a member of the Los Angeles Times’ team that won the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
- Ed Kelley, Editor & Publisher Editor of the Year who is now dean of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
- Hannah Allam, a foreign correspondent who is now with McClatchy Newspapers’ Washington Bureau.
- John Schmeltzer, an OU professor who won the Pulitzer Prize when he was at the Chicago Tribune.
- Bruce Shapiro, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma’s executive director.
The event will open with a special video tribute to the late Anthony Shadid, a native Oklahoman who was a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. It is being produced by the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. The panel discussion will follow.
199 N. Baumann Ave
Edmond, OK 73034
- Elana Newman, the University of Tulsa professor who is the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma’s research director
- Raymond McCaffrey, a former Washington Post reporter and editor who now is the director of the Center for Ethics in Journalism at the University of Arkansas
- Kenna Griffin, a former reporter for The Oklahoman who is now an assistant professor at Oklahoma City University
- Desiree Hill, a former TV news executive who now teaches at University of Central Oklahoma
- Mike Boettcher, a war correspondent, documentarian and visiting professor at Oklahoma University
- Hailey Branson Potts, a reporter who was a member of the Los Angeles Times’ team that won the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack