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Anthony Lewis, NF ’57

Pulitzer Centennial August 2, 2016

Lewis wrote a series of articles about Abraham Chasanow, a civilian employee of the U.S. Navy who—deemed a security risk for allegedly having communist associations—was suspended from his job for 14 months. The articles helped clear Chasanow’s name and got … Read more

Eugene Robinson, NF ’88

Pulitzer Centennial August 2, 2016

Robinson’s eloquent, insightful columns on the 2008 presidential race explored what the election of the first African-American president would mean—for him, for African-Americans, and … Read more

Dale Maharidge, NF ’88

Pulitzer Centennial August 2, 2016

Maharidge and Williamson revisited rural Alabama to find out what happened to the families of the poor sharecroppers chronicled by another writer-photographer pair, James Agee and Walker Evans, in the 1941 book “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.” In the … Read more

Gene Miller, NF ’68

Pulitzer Centennial August 2, 2016

Miller won the first of two Pulitzers for his investigations into the cases of two people wrongfully convicted of murder. Both were released from prison as a result of Miller’s work. This is a personal account of a 2½-year … 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

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

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

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

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