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Essay In Public: How We Work Now

March 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Our 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. For more information on the conference, visit here.

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.


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


March 18, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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University of Rhode Island – Feinstein Campus
80 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States