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NKU Hosts Two National Journalists for Panel Discussions

Pamela Colloff
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Jonathan Fahey

April 12, 2019—Northern Kentucky University welcomes two national journalists to campus— Pamela Colloff, a reporter for ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, and Associated Press Journalist Jonathan Fahey. The Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement and NKU’s Journalism Department partnered to host the premier journalists on April 18.

Pamela Colloff will focus on the storytelling approach she used in her award-winning story, “Blood Will Tell,” a two-part narrative investigation that dissects the case against a high school principal who was convicted of killing his wife based off of bloodstain analysis. Colloff’s story, jointly published by ProPublica and The New York Times, won the Scripps Howard National Award for human interest storytelling. Colloff has been nominated for six National Magazine Awards – more than any other female writer in the award’s history – and won for feature writing in 2013. 

As part of NKU’s Six@Six lecture series, Jonathan Fahey will dive into why life expectancy in the U.S. has been on the decline. As health and sciences editor, Fahey oversees AP’s coverage of medicine, public health, the healthcare business and consumer health issues. He takes a closer look at the current public health issues facing America, including the opioid crisis and the suicide rate. Prior to the lecture, Fahey will meet with NKU students and faculty for a Q&A session in Griffin Hall.

  • On Writing: A Discussion with Journalist Pamela Colloff | April 18, 9:25 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. | Digitorium, Griffin Hall | Registration is requested.
  • What’s Ailing America? by Jonathan Fahey | April 18, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Health Innovations Center Room 102 | Registration is requested. The cost is $6 for the lecture. Students are free.

Both presentations are open to public. Visit NKU’s website to learn more about the Journalism program or the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement.  

About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit