The election is over, but never has our country’s discourse been so divided and polarized. Two award-winning columnists, conservative and liberal, will talk about the power of writing to heal and unite. Can this be possible and how can we columnists work toward that goal?
Clarence Page Clarence Page is the 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner for Commentary, a columnist syndicated nationally by Tribune Media Services, and a member of the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board. Page was also the 2007 recipient of the Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ highest honor.
Kathleen Parker Kathleen Parker has been syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group since 2006. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and in 2019 was the Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ highest honor.
Kevin Aldridge Kevin Aldridge will moderate this discussion. In addition to working full-time as a journalist, Aldridge also is an adjunct professor of Journalism at Miami University’s regional campuses in Middletown and Hamilton, Ohio. He is also a board member of Beyond Civility, an organization that addresses the challenge we face in trying to bridge the informational and ideological chasms that separate our leaders from each other and from their own diverse constituencies.