Eli Sanders, associate editor of the Seattle alt-weekly newspaper The Stranger and 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner in feature writing, will deliver the University of Montana School of Journalism’s 56th annual Dean Stone Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the University Center Theater.

Sanders’ lecture is titled “Coal Trains: When Journalism is Not Enough.” The event is free and open to the public.

Sanders has worked for The Stranger since 2005. In addition to a story about a brutal crime and its consequences that won him the Pulitzer, he also has written about the 2008 presidential election, an insane newspaper war in San Francisco, the unique life and times of a hypocritical Washington State Supreme Court justice and Jon Tester’s 2006 run for the U.S. Senate in Montana.

Beyond The Stranger, his work has appeared in The New York Times, Esquire.com, River Teeth and other publications. Anthologies that have published his writing include “The Contenders” and “What to Read in the Rain.” He currently is working on his first book.

The lecture is named for the first dean of the UM School of Journalism, Arthur Stone. The series brings a renowned journalist to campus each year.

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