Program on Journalism Set Next Month in West Virginia

Aug 13, 2018

The West Virginia Humanities Council is presenting the last of its series on journalism and informed citizens next month in Shepherdstown.

Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia / WV Humanities Council

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Eric Eyre of The Charleston Gazette-Mail and National Public Radio newscaster Giles Snyder will discuss the importance of pursuing complex stories and creating context for them.

Former West Virginia Public Broadcasting Eastern Panhandle bureau chief Cecelia Mason will moderate the free, public program on Sept. 6.

Eyre received a Pulitzer last year for his series on painkillers. Snyder is a former West Virginia Public Radio employee and an alumnus of Marshall University.

The program is the last of three public presentations produced with funding through the "Democracy and the Informed Citizen" initiative administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils.