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Jacqui Banaszynski

Jacqui Banaszynski is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalism legend, whose career spans almost half a century. Her reporting took her on all seven continents, and won her multiple accolades. She covered everything from the Olympics, Ethiopian famine, AIDS, discrimination, beauty pageants and Popes.

Her outstanding work led her to become a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1986, with an account on the famine crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. Two years later, she won the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for an intimate series on a gay couple dying of AIDS. In 1991, she covered the Kurdish refugees who fled Iraq after the first Gulf War.

She is now an editing fellow at the Poynter Institute in the US, where she coaches reporters, writers and editors, and lectures at conferences all over the world. At the same time, she’s the editor of Nieman Storyboard, a website focused on dissecting the craft of storytelling, launched by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. This year will be Jacqui’s eighth time at The Power of Storytelling.

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