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Watch live: FIU hosts talk with local Pulitzer Prize winners

Haiti — long ranked as the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere — saw its people buckle under the cruelty of a merciless hurricane season in 2008. Four consecutive storms slammed the island nation, leaving in their wake staggering death tolls and massive destruction to an already-frail way of life. Seven-year-old Sonson Pierre sits in knee deep mud outside his family's flooded home in Gonaives, Haiti, Sept. 4, 2008, days after several storms including Tropical Storm Hannah hit the country. This is one of the photos shot by Miami Herald photographer Patrick Farrell, who won a Pulitizer Prize for feature photography in 2009.
Haiti — long ranked as the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere — saw its people buckle under the cruelty of a merciless hurricane season in 2008. Four consecutive storms slammed the island nation, leaving in their wake staggering death tolls and massive destruction to an already-frail way of life. Seven-year-old Sonson Pierre sits in knee deep mud outside his family's flooded home in Gonaives, Haiti, Sept. 4, 2008, days after several storms including Tropical Storm Hannah hit the country. This is one of the photos shot by Miami Herald photographer Patrick Farrell, who won a Pulitizer Prize for feature photography in 2009. Miami Herald

Recent Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists from the Miami Herald and the Sun Sentinel will discuss their work as part of a panel discussion at Florida International University in honor of the prestigious prize’s centennial anniversary.

The two papers and the university teamed up to give students and public a chance to hear how the prize-winning stories came together.

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The panel will feature Miami Herald photographer Patrick Farrell and Caribbean correspondent Jacqueline Charles, whose work resulted in Farrell’s 2009 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in Haiti after devastating hurricanes. Also on the panel: Sally Kestin, a Sun Sentinel investigative reporter, and John Maines, a database editor, who together produced ‘Speeding Cops,’ the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service.

The discussion will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st St. Hospitality Management 135. For more information, visit http://sjmc-med.fiu.edu/commweek/events/hearst/.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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