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Vatican Analyst Jason Berry and Senior Editor Tom Hundley at University of Michigan

Event Date:

April 10, 2013 | 7:00 AM EDT
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For his Pulitzer Center reporting project, veteran journalist Jason Berry examined the Vatican's investigation of American nuns they've accused of "radical feminism." He will bring his extensive knowledge of the investigation and the Vatican itself—through years of reporting on the Church—to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor during his visit April 10-11 with Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley.

As part of their visit, Berry and Hundley will participate on a "Journalism Night" panel organized by the Michigan Association of Communication Studies (MACS). The event also features Knight-Wallace Fellows Donovan Hohn, features editor at GQ; Justin Maiman, senior broadcast producer at Bloomberg Television; and Joanne Gerstner, an award-winning multimedia sports journalist. Other panelists include: former Knight-Wallace Fellows Tom Clynes, and Vanessa Gezari, who received two Pulitzer Center grants for her projects "Lost in Translation: Telling Afghan Stories to the West" and "Human Terrain: The New Counterinsurgency?" Gezari, the Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Michigan, has been instrumental in arranging the visit by Berry and Hundley. MACS is a student-run networking organization composed of 500+ undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in a communications-related field.

Earlier in the day, Berry and Hundley will speak at Gezari's classes "War, Revolution and New Media" and "Narrative Journalism in the 21st Century." On the 11th, they wrap up their visit at Tony Collings' Foreign News class.

Journalism Night
Wednesday, April 10
7 pm-9 pm
University of Michigan
Assembly Hall
4th Floor Rackham
Ann Arbor, MI

The two-day visit is made possible through support from the University of Michigan Department of Communication Studies, the Howard R. Marsh Center for the Study of Journalistic Performance, and the Pulitzer Center.


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