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Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, March 20

First hour: Photojournalism Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists on the art of visual storytelling, part 1

Second hour: Reshaping Rochester - "Drawn to Water: Design Stories of City and River"

A number of RIT alumni have been selected as winners or finalists for Pulitzer Prizes in photojournalism. The alumni have been recognized with 13 prizes over the last decade. Several of those winners are in Rochester this week to share their work and discuss the art of visual storytelling. They join us in a special two-part broadcast today and Thursday. This hour, we sit down with Paula Bronstein, a 2011 finalist in Breaking News Photography who was recognized for her coverage of historic floods in Pakistan. We’re also joined by David Carson, a 2015 winner in Breaking News Photography who captured images of Ferguson, Missouri after the death of Michael Brown. In studio:

  • William Snyder, four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, and chair of the Photojournalism Program at RIT
  • Paula Bronstein, photojournalist who was a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist in Breaking News Photography
  • David Carson, photojournalist who was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner in Breaking News Photography

Then in our second hour, the stories of cities that have reimagined their waterfronts. What can Rochester learn from Alexandria, Virginia; Burlington City, New Jersey; and others? It’s the topic of the next Reshaping Rochester presentation entitled “Drawn to Water: Design Stories of City and River.” We preview that presentation with the speaker, Richard Newtown, partner at OLIN, a landscape architecture firm that has done work for Charles Carroll Park in Rochester. Our guests:

  • Richard Newton, partner at OLIN
  • Maria Furgiuele, executive director of the Community Design Center
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.