The first Annual Armando Montano ’12 Memorial Lecture features Pulitzer Prize winning Dale Maharidge and photographer Michael Williamson.
Monday, April 3, 2017
4:15 p.m. Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101
Sad! Or Stronger Than Ever? American Journalism in the Age of Fake News, Social Media, and Donald Trump.
Writers@Grinnell roundtable with Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson, moderated by Dean Bakopoulos, Grinnell College writer-in-residence, and Diane Alters ’71, journalism lecturer, Colorado College.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
4:15 p.m. Rosenfield Center, Room 101
The First Annual Armando Montano '12 Memorial Lecture: Reflections by Pulitzer-Prize-winning writer Dale Maharidge & photographer Michael Williamson
This newly endowed lecture honors the memory and spirit of journalist Mando Montaño ’12.
Maharidge and Williamson
Maharidge and Williamson are longstanding friends of Mando's parents, Diane Alters ’71 and Mario Montaño; Michael is Mando's godfather. Mando grew up inspired by these two journalists, and sought their advice as he prepared to be a reporter himself.
Maharidge and Williamson collaborated on And Their Children After Them: The Legacy of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: James Agee, Walker Evans, and the Rise and Fall of Cotton in the South (Pantheon) and other books and specialize in covering poverty and other social issues. Maharidge is the author of ten books, most recently Bringing Mulligan Home: The Other Side of the Good War (PublicAffairs 2013). He is on the faculty of the Columbia University Journalism School.
Williamson is a staff photographer at The Washington Post and shared a second Pulitzer in 2000 with two Post colleagues for their coverage of Kosovo. Both Maharidge and Williamson have been busy, of late, covering the policies of the Trump White House, especially the effects these policies have on marginalized communities.