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Pulitzer-Winning Journalist to Speak at FSU

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and University of Georgia Visiting Professor Cynthia Tucker will deliver a lecture and take part in a panel discussion as part of the annual Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Lecture Series sponsored by the Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University.

Tucker will be featured on a panel moderated by Askew School Professor James Bowman, “”Economics, Demographics, Elites: Why Are Voters So Angry?” Joining her on the panel are Leroy Collins Institute Director Carol Weissert and political science professors Brad Gomez and Bob Jackson. The panel takes place October 7, 2016, 10:05-11:15 a.m., in the DeVoe Moore Conference Room, 150 Bellamy, FSU campus.

Tucker will also deliver the Cresse lecture, “Diversity, Demographics and the Age of Donald Trump” at the College of Law Rotunda, 308 MLK Blvd., Tallahassee, from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

The event are free and open to the public.

Cynthia Tucker is a veteran newspaper journalist and Visiting Professor of Journalism and Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Georgia. She is also a highly-regarded commentator on TV and radio news shows. She was the editorial page editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper for 17 years, where she led the development of opinion policy. More recently, she was that newspaper’s Washington-based political columnist. She maintains a syndicated column, which is published in dozens of newspapers around the country.

In 2007, Tucker won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. She has also received numerous other awards, including Journalist of the Year from the National Association of Black Journalists.

Established in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, the Joe Cresse Lecture hosts distinguished speakers on a variety of topics that focus on ethics in government. The lectureship honors the memory of Joe Cresse and his 45 years of service to them people of Florida, including an eight-year tenure as State Budget Director and a long term on the Public Service Commission.The Cresse series provides the university and Tallahassee community with an educational tool that encourages high standards of public administration and policy.