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Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter Featured in Upcoming MDC Journalism Speaker Series

Edna Buchanan

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and bestselling author Edna Buchanan

Miami, March 20, 2009 - Many of the world’s renowned authors’ first love has been journalism. Such was the case for Edna Buchanan, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covered the police beat for The Miami Herald for 18 years. She is also the author of 18 books and numerous short stories.  

Buchanan will speak at the Miami Dade College (MDC) Journalism Speaker Series on Thursday, Mar. 26, at 9:50 a.m. at the North Campus, located at 11380 N.W. 27 Ave, in the Lehman Theatre (Room 5120). This event is free and open to the public.

Credited for revolutionizing police reporting, Buchanan has covered more crimes than most cops. She is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for Crime Reporting and a George Polk Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism, among many other prestigious awards and recognitions. Her most recent novel, “Legally Dead,” was released August 2008 and became an instant bestseller.

Now in its second year, the Speaker Series continues to bring students at MDC face-to-face with working journalists. Each program includes a presentation by the journalists and a 15-minute question and answer session.

Below is a schedule of remaining Speaker Series sessions:  
Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 9:50 a.m.
North Campus, 11380 N.W. 27 Ave., Room 5120 (William and Joan Lehman Theatre)
Edna Buchanan: Former Pulitzer Prize-winning police reporter at The Miami Herald  

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 11:15 a.m.
Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Room 7128
Natalia Zea: Reporter/anchor, CBS 4.
Amara Sohn: Reporter, NBC 6.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 11:15 a.m.
North Campus, 11380 N.W. 27 Ave., Room 4207
Neki Mohan: Reporter/anchor, WPLG Local 10.
Mike McQueen: Associated Press chief of bureau in New Orleans.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 1 p.m.
Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Room 7128
Ira Winderman: Miami Heat beat writer, South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Monica Hatcher: Business reporter, The Miami Herald.
Daniel Shoer Roth: Columnist, El Nuevo Herald.

  • WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 26, 9:50 AM

For more information about the speaker series, please contact Manolo Barco, adviser, at 305-237-1255 or 305-237-3477.

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