Jewish Film Series – Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
- October 16, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Joseph Pulitzer’s New York newspaper, The World, would transform American media and make him wealthy, admired and feared. Throughout his four decades as a reporter and publisher, he created a powerful artistic vehicle that spoke to an unprecedented number of readers.
Pulitzer is an American icon who spoke of “fake news” over one hundred years ago. He fought the dangers that the suppression of news had for a democracy long before our present threats to press freedom. While he is remembered for the prizes that bear his name, his own heroic battles in the face of grave illness and Presidential ire have been forgotten as has the artistry and game changing originality he brought to newspapers. How did Joseph Pulitzer, once a penniless young Jewish immigrant from Hungary, come to challenge a popular president and fight for freedom of the press as essential to our democracy? “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People” is a fascinating look into the life, accomplishments, and legacy of the man behind the Pulitzer Prize.
Talkback discussion to follow moderated by Jeff South, Associate Professor, Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Presented by The Arenstein Family
Tickets: $10 JCC Members, $12 Non-members, $15 At the Door