Pulitzer on the Prairie – Mike Jacobs and Mark Trahant – September 11, 2016

Mike Jacobs

Mike Jacobs

On September 11, Prairie Talks marked the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize with “Pulitzer on the Prairie,” a talk featuring Mike Jacobs, former editor of the Pulitzer prize-winning Grand Forks Herald, and 1989 Pulitzer finalist Mark Trahant, who is the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism at the University of North Dakota.

Mark Trahant

Mark Trahant

Mike Jacobs was editor and publisher of the Grand Forks Herald when it won a 1998 Pulitzer for Public Service for coverage of a flood that devastated the city.

Trahant was a Jury nominee (finalist) for a 1987 Pulitzer Prize as co-author of an Arizona Republic series called “Fraud in Indian Country.” He also served as a jury-pool judge for the Pulitzer Prizes in 2004 and 2005.

Tom Gerhardt

Tom Gerhardt

Held at Prairie Village Museum, the talk was moderated by KXMB-TV news director Tom Gerhardt, Bismarck.

This event was supported in part by the North Dakota Humanities Council.

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