Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist Eileen McNamara On Campus March 29
March 21, 2007
Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe columnist Eileen McNamara
will speak on “On Responsible Reporting in a Changing
World” Thursday, March 29, at 9 a.m. in the Squamscott
Room of Holloway Commons.
McNamara will discuss how reporters can balance objectivity
with sensitivity when covering difficult topics such as
hate crimes and sexual assaults. Her two-hour discussion
is free and open to the public.
In 1997, McNamara won the Pulitzer Prize and the American
Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award
for the columns she writes bi-weekly for the Boston Globe.
McNamara, a columnist and associate editor for the Globe
since 1995, has been with the newspaper since 1979 as a
reporter, covering everything from the night police beat
to the Massachusetts State House to regional features.
She has numerous national awards, including Sigma Delta
Chi National Magazine Writing Award and the Robert F. Kennedy
Foundation Public Service Citation. Her book, “Breakdown:
Sex, Suicide and the Harvard Psychiatrist,” was published
The event is sponsored by the President’s Subcommittee
on Violence Against Women with support from the UNH Journalism
Program, President’s Commission on the Status of
Women, President’s Commission on the Status of Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, and President’s
Commission on the Status of People of Color.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to 2-1058 by Tuesday,