February 14, 2022
Photojournalists Julio Cortez and Ringo Chiu earned Pulitzer Prizes in 2021 for their coverage of the tumultuous Black Lives Matter protests that swept the nation in the aftermath of the May 2020 death of George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer.
On Feb. 16, the renowned Journalism alumni will be on campus for a special public presentation to show their work and share their experiences covering that event as well as some of the most important news stories in recent times. The in-person event, starting at 11 a.m., will be held in the Kurland Lecture Hall (LA181) on the CSUN campus. Campus safety protocols, including wearing masks and completing the Health Screening Survey, will be in place for both on- and off-campus attendees. Please RSVP to Jennifer Lu.
Cortez (Class of 2006) and Chiu (Class of 2001) each will present their work, followed by a Q-and-A session, hosted by the CSUN photo and visual journalism faculty: professors David Blumenkrantz, who organized the event in collaboration with David Grewe.
Cortez is a staff photographer for the Associated Press (AP), based in Baltimore, MD. A Mexico City native, he also covered the Jan. 6, 2021 Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and Chiu, originally from Hong Kong, is a freelance photographer, who works for a wide range of news and media outlets, including the AP, Reuters, Agence France-Press, European Pressphoto Agency, Getty Images, Xinhua, the Los Angeles Times and Zuma Press.