Jackson Center Welcomes Pulizer Prize Winning Journalist Debbie Cenziper

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Debbie Cenziper
Debbie Cenziper

The Robert H. Jackson Center is hosting Pulitzer Prize winner Debbie Cenziper, an investigative reporter for the Washington Post for two virtual programs -our third annual Al & Marge Brown Lecture on WWII and an investigative journalism program on September 17 and September 18, respectively.

This year’s Al &Marge Brown Lecture on WWII will take place as a Zoom webinar on Thursday, September 17 at 3:00pm. Cenziper is speaking on her most recent book, Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America. The book recounts the remarkable true story of a team of Nazi hunters at the U.S. Department of Justice as they raced against time to uncover members of a brutal SS killing force who disappeared in America following WWII.

This Zoom webinar is free, but registration is required. Visit https://www.roberthjackson.org/event/author-debbie-cenziper-2020-al-marge-brown-lecture-on-wwii/ to register and receive the webinar link via Zoom. The Al & Marge Brown Lecture Series on WWII was established in 2018 by an endowment gift from Phil and Mary Ann Zimmer to benefit the Jackson Center.

The investigative journalism program will take place as a Zoom webinar on Friday, September 18 at 10am. Cenziper will discuss the tools and methods of investigative journalism, including the basics of data and investigative reporting, as well as the research and use of public records. Students, teachers, and the public are encouraged to join this discussion.

This Zoom webinar also is free, but registration is required. Visit https://www.roberthjackson.org/event/investigative-journalism-with-debbie-cenziper/ to register and receive the webinar link via Zoom. This program was made possible through the generosity of Jackson Center donors.

Before joining the Washington Post as an investigative reporter, Cenziper spent nearly 15 years at The Miami Herald and the Charlotte Observer. She received the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for her year-long investigation of housing corruption in Miami, which led to the convictions of several developers and to a federal takeover of the county housing agency. She is also the author of the book Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality, published by William Morrow in 2016. Cenziper is an Associate Professor and Director of Investigative Reporting at Medill School of Journalism in Washington D.C.