- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Pulitzer-Prize winning editor from the Tampa Bay Times plans to tell budding journalists that local investigative journalism isn’t a dying profession.

Michael LaForgia is scheduled to speak on Wednesday at the University of South Carolina’s School of Information and Communications at 7 p.m. on Sumter St. His lecture is free and open to the public.

LaForgia graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2005. He has won Pulitzer Prizes for local reporting in 2014 for uncovering problems at a county homeless shelter, and again in 2016 for a series on five failing schools in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The editor is speaking as part of the Buchheit Family Lecture Series, created in honor of the late Phil Buchheit, former publisher of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

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