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John Hughes, NF ’62

Pulitzer Centennial August 2, 2016

Hughes, the paper’s East Asia correspondent, covered the attempted Communist coup in Indonesia in 1965 and the purge that followed. Like one of its own tropical island volcanoes, Indonesia is rumbling with torment and upheaval. Read more

Doug Marlette, NF ’81

Pulitzer Centennial August 2, 2016

Marlette, who died in 2007, is remembered by Christopher Weyant, NF ’16, a cartoonist for The New Yorker. Of the thousands of political cartoons I’ve read over the course of my career, one of the very best belongs to … Read more

Keyes Beech, NF ’53

Pulitzer Centennial August 2, 2016

Six foreign correspondents from three news outlets shared the prize for their reporting on the Korean War. Recognized alongside Homer Bigart, Marguerite Higgins, Relman Morin, Fred Sparks, and Don Whitehead, Beech was cited for his graphic, informed, and concise dispatches … Read more

Cynthia Tucker, NF ’89

Pulitzer Centennial August 2, 2016

Tucker was recognized for her columns exhibiting a strong sense of morality and connection to the community, such as the one excerpted here about former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, who was the target of a seven-year federal investigation into corruption … Read more

Ken Armstrong, NF ’01

Pulitzer Centennial August 2, 2016

For “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” Armstrong and ProPublica’s T. Christian Miller investigated the case of an 18-year-old woman who said she was raped at knifepoint, then said she made it all up. In the process, … Read more

Anja Niedringhaus, NF ’07

Pulitzer Centennial August 2, 2016

Santiago Lyon, NF ’04, vice president/photography of  The Associated Press, recalls his longtime friend and colleague Niedringhaus, who was shot and killed in Afghanistan in 2014. She made it her life’s work to document war and conflict around the … Read more

Ann Marie Lipinski, NF ’90

Pulitzer Centennial July 29, 2016

In the series “The Spoils of Power,” Lipinski, Dean Baquet, and William Gaines revealed the waste, self-interest, and profiteering that dominated the proceedings of the 50-member Chicago City Council. During their six-month investigation, they examined land transactions, zoning changes, and … Read more

Harry S. Ashmore, NF ’42

Pulitzer Centennial July 29, 2016

In a series of anti-segregation editorials, Ashmore criticized Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus for his unwarranted interference in the confrontation over the admission of black students to a Little Rock high school in 1957. In his lengthy telegram to President … Read more