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Stanley Forman, NF ’80

Pulitzer Centennial August 2, 2016

Forman won the Pulitzer for Spot News Photography two years in a row, the second time, in 1977, for “The Soiling of Old Glory.” In a recent interview, he talks about the photo—taken at a demonstration against court-ordered desegregation busing … Read more

Anne Hull, NF ’95

Pulitzer Centennial 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 … 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

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

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

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

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