Student journalists were recognized in two ways during the April 15 announcement of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes. Pulitzer Administrator Dana Canedy recognized the work of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School student reporters after the February 2018 mass shooting at their school in Parkland, Fla. In addition, about 30 collegiate student journalists were invited to attend the event in recognition of 2019 as the Year of the Student Journalist. Freedom Forum Institute President Gene Policinski spoke with some of the invited students immediately after the ceremony at Columbia University in New York City.
Gene Policinski is the president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute.
Hadar Harris, executive director of the Student Press Law Center