Kevin Merida to speak at 2015 APPM conference

Kevin MeridaKevin Merida will be speaking about Michel du Cille’s legacy as a photojournalist and as a newsroom leader at the 2015 APPM Conference at Stanford University on Saturday, October 17.

Merida is managing editor of The Washington Post, overseeing all news and features coverage. He has been a reporter and editor for 36 years, which include stints at The Dallas Morning News and The Milwaukee Journal. He has reported on or supervised the coverage of seven presidential campaigns. Merida is co-author of three books, including “Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas.”

Washington Post photojournalist Michel du Cille was a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his dramatic coverage of human struggle and triumph. He died in December while on assignment for The Post in Liberia covering the plight of Ebola patients and the people who cared for them.