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Crowdfunding the News

By September 26, 2016

On June 25, 2013, Texas state Senator Wendy Davis spent nearly 11 hours on the chamber floor filibustering a bill that would have restricted access to abortion in her state. The speech drew the national eye to Austin, … Read more

Gilbert M. Gaul, NF ’83

Speaking Truth to Power August 9, 2016

Gaul’s five-part investigative series “The Blood Brokers” exposed safety issues and lax federal regulation of the blood industry. Last December, the Community Blood Center in Appleton, Wis., made a public appeal for blood. Residents were asked to … Read more

Mary Jordan, NF ’90

Speaking Truth to Power August 9, 2016

Jordan and her husband Kevin Sullivan, co-bureau chiefs of the Post’s Mexico City bureau, were recognized for their exposure of the treacherous and unjust conditions in the Mexico criminal justice system. The cop looked Jimmy Salguero in … Read more

Heidi Evans, NF ’93

Speaking Truth to Power August 9, 2016

Evans and her fellow editorial board members Arthur Browne and Beverly Weintraub won a Pulitzer for their editorial series “9/11: The Forgotten Victims,” which documented how the government failed to address the growing medical problems of Ground Zero … Read more

Pulitzer’s Forgotten Classics

By August 8, 2016

From the start, the Pulitzer Prizes have sought to recognize journalists for investigating how power works, for holding the powerful to account, and for exposing abuses of power. Yet power itself ebbs and shifts, driven by cultural, political, and … Read more

Raquel Rutledge, NF ’12

Speaking Truth to Power August 8, 2016

In the investigative series “Cashing in on Kids,” Rutledge exposed the poor oversight and fraud that were hallmarks of Wisconsin’s $350 million taxpayer-subsidized child-care system. Her stories prompted a crackdown on fraudulent daycare providers. The two-story house … Read more

Alex S. Jones, NF ’82

Speaking Truth to Power August 8, 2016

“In bringing up my children, I somehow did not get across to them that people have to make compromises,” said Barry Bingham Sr., patriarch of a Kentucky family known for its 20th-century media empire. Jones provided a … Read more