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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editor talks threats and opportunities in new journalism landscape

David Shribman

David M. Shribman, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 2003 to 2019, will present "Threats and Opportunities in the New Journalism Landscape" on Friday, February 1, at 11 a.m. in the Media Innovation Center at Evansdale Crossing.

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. Prior to the Post-Gazette, he was assistant managing editor, columnist and Washington bureau chief at The Boston Globe.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The event is free and open to the public. The Media Innovation Center is located on the fourth floor of Evansdale Crossing. For more information, contact Erica Lindsay at the WVU Reed College of Media at erica.lindsay@mail.wvu.edu.