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Melinda Henneberger: Writing about injustice in Kansas City – Episode 35

Simoncast Guest: Melinda Henneberger
Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Star
Kansas City Star
Simoncast host John Shaw interviews Melinda Henneberger

Journalist Melinda Henneberger talks about her work at the Kansas City Star, including a series of columns about a retired police officer who was accused of rape, for which she won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. She also reflects on her time covering the Vatican and weighs in on the current challenges facing the American news media.

Hosted by John Shaw. Produced and edited by Alee Quick. This podcast is produced through a partership with WSIU Public Radio. For more, visit paulsimoninstitute.org/podcasts.

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John T. Shaw joined the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute as director in January 2018. He established the Institute’s “Better Politics, Smarter Government” agenda with its Restoring American Statesmanship, Renewing Illinois, and Understanding Our New World programs.
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