Journalism discussion at Columbia College

Claudia Smith Brinson, a journalist for 30 years and now a senior lecturer in English at Columbia College, will discuss in-depth reporting and read excerpts from her work Feb. 18 as Columbia College's Maxwell Guest Writer.

The 7 p.m. reading and talk will be held in the Breed Leadership Center, 201-202, is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

Brinson, who left The State in 2007 to direct the advanced writing track at Columbia College, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist with her State newspaper colleagues for Hurricane Hugo coverage.

The reading will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Brinson invites discussion on the shift from print newspapers and magazines to digital media. A reception will follow at 8 p.m.

The Breed Leadership Center is on Columbia College Drive. Free parking is available in Lot A, at the intersection of Columbia College Drive and Colonial Drive.