Pulitzer Prize winner Jacqui Banaszynski will lead reporting efforts as collaborations editor for American Public Media’s Public Insight Network, it announced today (Oct. 6). Banaszynski holds the Knight Chair in Editing at the University of Missouri. As a reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, she won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for “AIDS in the Heartland,” an intimate look at the life and death of a Minnesota farm couple. She’s also a a former editor for The Seattle Times and The Oregonian in Portland.
Banaszynski will work to expand PIN’s editorial team, as well as use the network in her journalism classes to establish a partnership between APM, the University of Missouri’s journalism school and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the university.