The Press, the Truth, and other Endangered Species.

March 19, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The University Club / Ballroom B (123 University Place, Pgh, PA 15260)

The Discussions on Governance Lecture Series

David Shribman presented:

The Press, the Truth and other Endangered Species.

David M. Shribman, executive editor of the Post-Gazette from 2003 to 2019, writes a nationally syndicated column in the United States; prepares a separate column on Americans affairs for the Globe and Mail, the national newspaper of Canada; and is scholar in residence at Carnegie Mellon University.  He came to Pittsburgh from The Boston Globe where he was assistant managing editor, columnist and Washington bureau chief.

He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in history and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.  He did graduate work in European and African history at Cambridge University, England, as a Reynolds Scholar.

He served as national political correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, covered Congress and national politics for The New York Times and was a member of the national staff of The Washington Star.  A native of Salem, Massachusetts, he began his career at The Buffalo Evening News, where he worked on the city staff before being assigned to the paper's Washington bureau.

Mr. Shribman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for his coverage of Washington and the American political scene.  He writes a weekly nationally syndicated column, "My Point," and a biweekly column for the Globe and Mail in Canada.

Mr. Shribman was a regular panelist on the PBS show “Washington Week,” has appeared on both “Face the Nation” and “Meet the Press,” and is a frequent analyst for the BBC and CBC.  His “I Remember My Teacher,” a tribute to the nation's great educators, was published in 2002.  He has lectured at universities and colleges around the country and taught courses at Notre Dame, Brandeis, Virginia Commonwealth and Gettysburg College.  He was a Poynter Fellow at Yale and delivered the Lyndon Baines Johnson Distinguished Lecture at Southwest Texas State University and the Charles Hall Dillon Lecture at the University of South Dakota.

Mr. Shribman is an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College and of the Board of Visitors of Dartmouth’s Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences.  He is a member of the selection committee for the Profiles in Courage Award given by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and of the George H.W. Bush Service Award given by the Bush Library and serves as chairman of the selection committee of the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award given by Colby College.  He also sits on the national board of the Calvin Coolidge Foundation and holds four honorary degrees.

He has been married to Cindy Skrzycki, a University of Pittsburgh professor, for more than 40 years, and they have two grown daughters, Elizabeth and Natalie.

Free and open to the public. 

Registration is requested.

Refreshments will be served.

Parking is suggested at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall garage.

This lecture is sponsored by The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy and co-sponsored by Pitt Honors College.