FORA.tv Speaker - Meg Kissinger
Meg Kissinger has been writing about mental illness for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for more than two decades. She won the 2012 Robert F. Kennedy National Journalism Award for her series "Imminent Danger" about the unintended consequences of a federal lawsuit aimed at expanding civil liberties for people committed to mental institutions. She and Susanne Rust were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting in 2008 for "Chemical Fallout," their series on the failures of the federal government to regulate the dangers of household chemicals. That series also won the Polk Award, the John B. Oakes Award, a certificate of merit from the Grantham Award and two Scripps-Howard National Journalism Awards. Kissinger is a graduate of DePauw University. She began her career at the Watertown (NY) Daily Times and covered legal issues for the Cincinnati Post. Kissinger is a fellow in public service journalism at Marquette University this year.
04.13.13 | 01:00:38 min
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