HILLSDALE, Mich., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College announced today that Mark Hemingway, senior writer for the Weekly Standard, along with Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist, have been named the Spring 2016 Eugene C. Pulliam Distinguished Fellows in Journalism.
The duo will teach a one-credit course for students in the Herbert H. Dow II Program in American Journalism from March 7 through March 17, and Mark Hemingway will deliver a lecture on campus that is free and open to the public. The lecture, "Silence is Death: The Demise of Free Speech," will be delivered on March 17 at the College's Phillips Auditorium and will also be live-streamed at www.hillsdale.edu/pr/pulliam.
"Mark and Mollie Hemingway are some of the finest writers and reporters out there today," said John J. Miller, director of the Dow Journalism Program. "We look forward to having both on our campus. Our students will learn much from them over the next two weeks."
Mark Hemingway has written for the Wall Street Journal, MTV.com, Reason, and numerous other publications. Prior to joining the Weekly Standard, he worked at the Washington Examiner, National Review, Market News International, and USA Today. He has appeared on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." He was the recipient of a Gold Award journalism fellowship from the Phillips Foundation in 2003 and was a Global Prosperity Initiative fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in 2003 and 2004.
Mollie Hemingway is a longtime journalist whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, CNN, National Review, GetReligion.org, Ricochet.com, Christianity Today, Federal Times, Radio & Records, and many other publications. In 2004, she was the recipient of a Phillips Foundation Journalism Fellowship.
The Pulliam Fellowship is named for Eugene C. Pulliam, a renowned newspaper publisher, philanthropist and community leader. Throughout his career, Pulliam owned and operated 46 newspapers in nine states and was president of Central Newspapers Inc., a multibillion-dollar media corporation. He considered freedom and liberty to be the real mission of any American newspaper, and he protected and demanded truth. Pulliam's legacy of philanthropy to education and journalism was further advanced by his daughters, Corinne Pulliam Quayle and Suzanne Pulliam Murphy.
Past Pulliam Fellows include Kevin Williamson, James Rosen, David Satter, Jonah Goldberg, Kimberley Strassel, Mark Steyn, Tim Carney, Andrew Ferguson, P.J. O'Rourke, Richard Brookhiser, William McGurn, Naomi Schaefer Riley, Nolan Finley, and Stephen Hayes.
About Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an educational outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 3.4 million.
SOURCE Hillsdale College