Alumni Among 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Congratulations to the six talented Columbia alumni who received a prestigious Pulitzer Prize this week! Read more about their work below.

(Award descriptions courtesy of Pulitzer.org.)


Adam EntousAdam Entous '93JRN
National Reporting; Staff of The Washington Post

For deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation's understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect's transition team, and his eventual administration. 

Gregory Jaffe

Gregory Jaffe '92JRN
National Reporting; Staff of The Washington Post

For deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation's understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect's transition team, and his eventual administration.

Kinnos.pngRachel Kaadzi Ghansah '11SOA
Feature Writing; GQ

For an unforgettable portrait of murderer Dylann Roof, using a unique and powerful mix of reportage, first-person reflection, and analysis of the historical and cultural forces behind his killing of nine people inside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.

Jodi KantorJodi Kantor '96CC
Public Service; Co-Writer, The New York Times 

For explosive, impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators, including allegations against one of Hollywood's most influential producers, bringing them to account for long-suppressed allegations of coercion, brutality and victim silencing, thus spurring a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse of women.

Stephanie CrummenStephanie McCrummen '98JRN
Investigative Reporting, Staff of The Washington Post

For purposeful and relentless reporting that changed the course of a Senate race in Alabama by revealing a candidate's alleged past sexual harassment of teenage girls and subsequent efforts to undermine the journalism that exposed it.


Beth Reinherd

Beth Reinhard '91JRN
Investigative Reporting, Staff of The Washington Post

For purposeful and relentless reporting that changed the course of a Senate race in Alabama by revealing a candidate's alleged past sexual harassment of teenage girls and subsequent efforts to undermine the journalism that exposed it.


Congratulations to the alumni and faculty who were finalists for this year's awards: Hernan Diaz (Faculty), Fiction/Letters, Drama, & Music; Carlos Lozada '05JRN, Criticism/Journalism; Carol Marbin Miller '83JRN, Investigative Reporting/Journalism; Kim Phillips-Fein '99, '01, 05GSAS, History/Letters, Drama, & Music; Steven J. Ross '71CC, History/Letters, Drama, & Music.

 

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