Melinda Henneberger, vice president and editorial page editor of the Kansas City Star, will join the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute for a virtual conversation at 3:00 p.m. CT Tuesday, May 3.
Henneberger and Institute Director John Shaw will discuss Henneberger’s career in journalism and her views on the challenges confronting the American news media, especially newspapers. They will also discuss the role of the press in chronicling the life of a community and explaining and analyzing public policy.
Henneberger has covered national politics, government, social services, prisons, and crime during her journalistic career. Before joining the newsroom at the Kansas City Star, she was a reporter for The New York Times based in New York, Washington, D.C., and Rome. She is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist: In 2021 and 2019 for commentary, and in 2020 for editorial writing. She received the Mike Royko Award for Commentary and Column Writing from the News Leaders Association in 2019 and the Scripps Howard Walker Stone Award for Opinion Writing in 2018.
This event is part of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s Understanding Our New World virtual conversation series with government and private sector leaders, policy experts, political analysts, authors, and journalists.
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