School of Journalism Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winner Bob Woodward

AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 18, 2014 – The School of Journalism continues its yearlong centennial celebration with a special conversation featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author Bob Woodward and School of Journalism Director R.B. Brenner titled, "The Presidency and the Press: from Nixon to Obama."

WHEN: 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24

WHERE: Belo Center for New Media Auditorium (2.106), 300 West Dean Keeton

COST: The event is free and open to the public.

BACKGROUND: Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein became two of the most acclaimed reporters in the U.S. when they broke one of the largest scandals in American politics starting with the burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate hotel complex. The duo from The Washington Post unraveled a story of corruption in the White House that ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon on Aug. 9, 1974.

The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for Woodward and Bernstein's work on the Watergate scandal and another Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for its coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, which included Woodward's reporting. He has also co-authored or authored 12 national best-selling nonfiction books.

Contacts: Laura Byerley, (512) 471-2182; Wanda Cash, (512) 471-1965.

Laura Byerley
Public Affairs Representative