Wabash College invites you to a talk by Jeff Taylor, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. His talk will take place at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Baxter Hall, Room 101 (Lovell Lecture Room).
Editor of the Indianapolis Star and Midwest Vice President of News for USA Today, Taylor will give a talk titled, “Government Transparency: Central to Our Democracy.”
Taylor’s remarks will focus on a difficult issue facing journalists at virtually every level: transparency. Journalists rely on public records to investigate stories and to hold governments accountable for policies and spending. Too often, these records are difficult to obtain – often only through the courts. Taylor will argue that journalism’s vital role in a free society is threatened when governments clamp down on public data and records.
Prior to coming to Indianapolis, Taylor wrote for the Kansas City Star, where he shared a Pulitzer Prize for his investigative journalism. He also served as News Editor of the Detroit Free Press, and his division won a Pulitzer Prize for its work in uncovering corruption in the Detroit Mayor’s Office.
His talk is free and open to the public.