James T. Hamilton, Hearst Professor of Communication and Director, Journalism Program, Stanford University; Pat Stith, former investigative reporter and winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
The US Constitution states, in part, that “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of . . . the press.” Yet, as today’s news agencies face shrinking sources of revenue, the work of investigative journalists is under threat.
In “Democracy’s Detectives,” Hamilton chronicles investigative journalism’s real-world impact, with an in-depth case study of the work of reporter Pat Stith, who pursued more than 150 investigations that led to the passage of dozens of state laws. Hamilton and Stith will speak and take questions about the book, with a reception to follow. Copies of “Democracy’s Detectives” will be available for purchase.