Capehart to headline SPJ’s Page One banquet

Minnesota SPJ’s Page One Banquet, the organization’s annual celebration of the state’s best journalism, is set for June 15 at Town & Country Club in St. Paul.

Jonathan Capehart, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and member of the Washington Post editorial board who writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog, will serve as the keynote speaker.

Capehart was deputy editorial page editor of the New York Daily News from 2002 to 2004 and served on that paper’s editorial board from 1993 to 2000. In 1999, his 16-month editorial campaign to save the famed Apollo Theatre in Harlem earned him and the board the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. Capehart left the Daily News in July 2000 to become the national affairs columnist at Bloomberg News and took a leave from this position in February 2001 to serve as a policy adviser to Michael Bloomberg in his first successful campaign for New York City mayor.

Capehart is regularly seen on MSNBC programs and serves as a substitute host on WNYC New York Public Radio. He is a 1989 graduate of Carleton College.

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