TITLE: Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power
SPEAKER: James McGrath Morris
EVENT DATE: 02/16/2010
RUNNING TIME: 48 minutes
Although he may be best known today for the prize that bears his name, Joseph Pulitzer ushered in the era of modern mass media in the 19th century. "What he accomplished was as significant in his time as the creation of television would be in the 20th century, and it remains deeply relevant in today's information age," writes James McGrath Morris in his new biography.
Speaker Biography: James McGrath Morris spent five years working on "Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power," much of it at the Library of Congress. His previous book, "The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism," was selected as a Washington Post Best Book of the Year for 2004 and was optioned as a film. Morris is also the author of "Jailhouse Journalism: The Fourth Estate Behind Bars," which told the story of the extraordinary inmates in American prisons who published their own newspapers.
SERIES: Books & Beyond