2016 Essay in Public Conference: The Way We Work Now



The Essay in Public conference looks at the changing relationship between journalism and the humanities in the digital age.

The 2016 conference, The Way We Work Now, will explore how local reporting/research can best reach the broadest national audience. It is the first event in a year-long series of events called: What is the 21st Century Essay? a collaboration with the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities that explores the intersections of the humanities, journalism, and the environment to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes in Rhode Island.

Our lunchtime session "Meet the Press" allows conference attendees the chance to speak with our invited guests. Conference keynotes include Sarah Schweitzer, a features writer from The Boston Globe and 2015 finalist for the Pulitzer in feature writing, and Stephen Henderson, Editorial Editor of the Detroit Free Press and 2014 winner of the Pulitzer for commentary.

The conference takes place from 9 am to 5 pm on 18 March 2016, at the URI Feinstein Providence Campus, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903 and is free and open to the public. Boxed Lunches are available for $15. You may purchase them as "tickets" when you RSVP for the conference.

WHEN:Friday, March 18, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

WHERE: University of Rhode Island Feinstein Campus, 80 Washington Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/essay-in-public-conference-the-way-we-work-...

The conference is supported by the following sponsors: The Pulitzer Foundation as part of the Pulitzer‘s Centennial Campfire Initiative; Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, URI Center for Humanities, University of Rhode Island; English Department, University of Rhode Island The Edmund S. and Nathalie Rumowicz Seminar and Lecture Series in Literature & the Sea, University of Rhode Island; Provost’s Office, University of Rhode Island; The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University; John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage; Dean’s Office, Arts & Science, University of Rhode Island; The Office of the Dean, Eugene Lang College; and The New School