Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Hanchette will be the featured speaker for the kickoff of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Seminar Series on Oct. 21 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
Hanchette will speak on "Media Discord: Crisis or Opportunity" at 7:30 p.m. in Rice Auditorium in Fisher Hall.
In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for his part in a Gannett News Service investigative series, he was nominated for the prize eight other times.
Hanchette began his career at the Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Gazette in 1964. He left to work for The Buffalo Evening News, but returned to the Gazette (which was then a Gannett newspaper) in 1974 as managing editor.
Hanchette moved on with Gannett News Service, which named him Florida bureau chief in 1977 and a Washington correspondent in 1981. He became managing editor of the Gannett paper The Arkansas Gazette in 1988, before returning to Gannett News Service in 1992 as national correspondent. He retired from Gannett News Service in 2001 and currently teaches in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at his alma mater, St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y.
The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.