Since his first cartoon was published in 1978 in Brigham Young University’s student newspaper, Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Pat Bagley has tackled topics from the plight of international refugees to the BYU-Utah rivalry.
For Bagley: The Pulitzers and the Art of Political Cartooning, the renowned Utah cartoonist spoke with Tribune reporter Jennifer Napier-Pearce at The Leonardo in downtown Salt Lake City on February 3rd, 2016. An exhibit of Bagley’s work will be on display at The Leonardo throughout February.
These events are made possible by a grant to Utah Humanities as part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Council in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Prizes. The initiative seeks to illuminate the impact of journalism and the humanities on American life today, to imagine their future and to inspire new generations to consider the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize-winning work.
This year-long project in Utah is a collaboration between Utah Humanities, Utah Public Radio, the Salt Lake Tribune, and KCPW. The Campfires Initiative is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Pulitzer Prizes Board, and Columbia University. (podcast after break)
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