Pulitzer winner Paul Ingrassia speaks at the Overby Center

Paul Ingrassia, deputy editor in chief of Reuters News, outlined his recent work at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics on Aug. 24. Ingrassia, then with the Wall Street Journal, shared a Pulitzer for beat reporting on the U.S. auto industry’s downfall, bailout and recovery. In his new book on the topic, Ingrassia, a Laurel native, said there are many parallels to what must be done to rescue the American economy. He advised journalists to work their beats, listening to people directly involved in making decisions as well as those who must deal with the consequences of those decisons.