Archive: Aug 2016

William K. Marimow, NF ’83

Speaking Truth to Power August 8, 2016

Marimow’s series of articles exposed that city police dogs had attacked more than 350 people—often without justification—and led to investigations of the Philadelphia Police Department’s K-9 unit, resulting in the removal of more than a dozen officers. Read more

Eyes on the Prize

By From the Curator August 8, 2016

In this centennial year of the Pulitzer Prize, here are some works I’ve been thinking about: Kevin Boyle’s “Arc of Justice,” a powerful narrative about murder and racism in Jazz Age Detroit; Jerry Mitchell’s investigations of civil rights cold … Read more

Maria Henson, NF ’94

Speaking Truth to Power August 2, 2016

What started out as a single editorial, written after a Lexington woman was fatally shot by her abusive husband, turned into a series of editorials about battered women in Kentucky. Henson’s work incited a statewide discussion about domestic violence and … Read more

George Rodrigue, NF ’90

Speaking Truth to Power August 2, 2016

Rodrigue and Craig Flournoy won The Dallas Morning News’s first Pulitzer for their investigation into the racial discrimination and segregation pervading public housing in East Texas and across the country. Despite federal laws prohibiting racial discrimination, the nearly 10 … Read more

Shirley Christian, NF ’74

Speaking Truth to Power August 2, 2016

Christian was recognized for her dispatches from Central America. Her specialty was reporting on the human dimensions of political strife. GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala—“If you want to cry out for the dignity of the human being, in this country they … Read more

Stan Grossfeld, NF ’92

Speaking Truth to Power August 2, 2016

In 1984, Grossfeld and Globe reporter Colin Nickerson hooked up with a rebel group bringing a food convoy from Sudan to Ethiopia. As Grossfeld recalls, they traveled at night and hid by day to avoid detection. I can still … Read more

Anne Hull, NF ’95

Speaking Truth to Power August 2, 2016

The Washington Post’s investigation into the neglect and mistreatment of wounded veterans and the deplorable conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center incited a public outcry and prompted a number of reforms. Hull and colleague Dana Priest … Read more