Pulitzer Prize winners coming to Loyola’s School of Communication

Frank Main & Mark Konkol

By Hollie Swidarski

Award winning film makers of a documentary of the violence in Chicago’s neighborhoods,  Frank Main and Mark Konkol, will be at Loyola University Chicago on Tuesday, April 24 in Regents Hall in Lewis Towers.  It is free to attend, but must RSVP at http://pulitzerloyola.eventbrite.com/. The event will begin at 6 p.m.  and the panel discussion will start at 6:30.  Main and Konkol will answer and discuss questions asked by attendees.

Here is information from Event Brite:

Loyola University Chicago’s School of Communication will host Frank Main and Mark Konkol, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winners for Local Reporting, for a panel discussion. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the panel will start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.  This event is open to the public.

Frank Main and Mark Konkol will discuss and answer questions about their award-winning documentation of violence that occurs in Chicago neighborhoods. The reporters’ work for the Chicago Sun-Times highlights the negative impact of the “no-snitch code.” School of Communication students studying journalism, advertising, public relations, and communication studies will lead the panel discussion. Hors d’oeuvres and bar will open at 6 p.m.

Frank Main is a graduate of Emory University and the Medill Graduate School of Journalism at Northwestern University; he has been a crime reporter at the Sun-Times for over a decade.  Mark Konkol graduated from Western Illinois University and is a general assignment and feature reporter for the Sun-Times.  The two men received a Pulitzer Prize for their outstanding work reporting on the lives of victims, criminals, and detectives of violent Chicago neighborhoods.  This is the Chicago Sun-Times’ first Pulitzer Prize since Jack Higgins won for his editorial cartoons back in 1989


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