Pulitizer Prize Winning Journalist Visits MTSU

Feb 15, 2012

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) --  Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. is making an appearance Wednesday in Middle Tennessee.

Pitts will deliver a speech in the State Farm Lecture Hall on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University Wednesday afternoon.

Pitts is a syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald and author of three books. His 2004 Pulitzer citation reads in part that Pitts writes, “fresh, vibrant columns that speak, with both passion and compassion, to ordinary people on often divisive issues.”

Pitts says he spends a lot of time on college campuses, and with good reason.

"I don't think the next great idea in journalism is going to be driven by those of us who are salt-and-peper or balding or whatever. I think it's going to be driven by young people."

Leonard Pitts speech Wednesday on the MTSU campus is open to the public and begins at 2:20 p.m. in the State Farm Lecture Hall.