Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Amy Goldstein will be presenting “Janesville – An American Story” Monday, October 22, 2018, at 7 pm in the Young Auditorium as part of the UW-Whitewater College of Letters and Sciences Contemporary Issues Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public.
In over 30 years as a staff writer at the Washington Post, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Amy Goldstein has focused on stories that lie at the intersection of politics and public policy and explore the effects of both on ordinary people. Her first book, “Janesville – An American Story”, reflects this interest. In writing this book, Goldstein spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin, where the nation’s oldest operating General Motors assembly plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession. She is currently the Post’s national health-care policy writer and has reported on a number of other social policy issues. Goldstein has been a visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty, a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a visiting journalist at the American Institutes for Research, and a fellow at Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor.