July 25, 2024

Archive Event Highlight

David J. Steinberg Seminar of the George Polk Awards

The Long Island University Brooklyn Department of Journalism and Communication Studies, in  partnership with the Center for Communication, presents the David J. Steinberg Seminar of the George Polk Awards. Light refreshments served in the lobby starting at 5:30 p.m. Theater doors open at 6 p.m.


Madeleine Baran, APM Reports
Winner of the Polk Award for a Podcast that made a compelling case for the innocence of a Mississippi death-row inmate tried and convicted six times for the same crime in a case now before the U. S.  Supreme Court.

Julie K. BrownThe Miami Herald
Winner of the Polk Award for Justice Reporting for exposing how a prosecutor arranged for a hedge fund manager who sexually abused under-age girls to avoid a federal prison in a deal now ruled illegal.

Ginger Thompson, ProPublica
Winner with others of the Polk Award for Immigration Reporting for dramatic coverage of the
separation children and parents at the Mexican border, a policy the U.S. has since changed.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Moderator
The award-winning broadcast journalist, currently special correspondent for the PBS NewsHour series Race Matters: Solutions.

The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. Contact info@kumbletheater.org to make a reservation.