Journalism & Literature

Official posts appearing in the future will include these Pulitzer Prize Winners, as well as 15+ more journalists and writers.



1933 - Frederick J. Turner - History

For the best book of the year upon the history of the United States: The Significance of Sections in American History

B.A. and M.A. from UW-Madison; Faculty at UW-Madison



1939 - Louis P. Lochner of Associated Press - Correspondence

For his dispatches from Berlin

B.A. from UW-Madison



1939 - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings - Fiction

For: The Yearling

B.A. from UW-Madison



1944 - Merle Curti - History

For the best book of the year upon the history of the United States: The Growth of American Thought
 
Faculty at UW-Madison



1945 - Russell Blaine Nye - Biography

For a distinguished American biography or autobiography teaching patriotic and unselfish services to the people, illustrated by an eminent example: George Bancroft - Brahmin Rebel

M.A. and Ph.D. from UW-Madison



1953 - Austin Wehrwein of Milwaukee Journal - International Reporting

For a distinguished example of reporting of international affairs in a United States newspaper, published daily, Sunday, or at least once a week, during the year: For a series of articles on Canada.

B.A. from UW-Madison



1960 - Miriam Ottenberg of Washington Evening Star - Investigative Reporting

For a series of seven articles exposing a used-car racket in Washington, D.C., that victimized many unwary buyers. The series led to new regulations to protect the public and served to alert other communities to such sharp practices.

B.A. from UW-Madison



1965 - Howard Mumford Jones - General Non-Fiction

For a distinguished book by an American which is not eligible for consideration in any other existing category: O Strange New World

B.A. from UW-Madison



1966 - Haynes Johnson of Washington Evening Star - National Reporting

For his distinguished coverage of the civil rights conflict centered about Selma, Alabama, and particularly his reporting of its aftermath

M.S. from UW-Madison



1970 - Marquis W. Childs of St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Commentary

For distinguished commentary during 1969

B.A. from UW-Madison



1970 - T. Harry Williams - Biography

For a distinguished biography or autobiography by an American author published during the year, preferably on an American subject: Huey Long

M.Ph. and Ph.D. from UW-Madison



1973 - Eudora Welty - Fiction

For distinguished fiction published in book form during the year by an American author, preferably dealing with American life: The Optimist’s Daughter

B.A. from UW-Madison



1975 - William Mullen (with Ovie Carter) of Chicago Tribune - International Reporting

For a distinguished example of reporting of international affairs, including United Nations correspondence: For their coverage of famine in Africa and India

B.A. from UW-Madison



1977 - Neal Ulevich of Associated Press - Spot News Photography

For a series of photographs of disorder and brutality in the streets of Bangkok

B.A. from UW-Madison



1982 - John Darnton of Newsday- International Reporting

For or distinguished criticism: For his crisp coverage of classical music that captures its essence

B.A. from UW-Madison



1985 - Thomas K. McCraw - Business History

For a distinguished book of the year upon the history of the United States: Profits of Regulation

M.A. and Ph.D. from UW-Madison



1986 - William J. Broad (with other staff) of New York Times - Explanatory Journalism

For a distinguished example of explanatory journalism that illuminates significant and complex issues: For a six-part comprehensive series on the Strategic Defense Initiative, which explored the scientific, political, and foreign policy issues involved in 'Star Wars'

M.A. from UW-Madison



1987 - William J. Broad (with other staff) of New York Times - National Reporting

For a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs: For the aftermath of the Challenger explosion, which included stories that identified serious flaws in the shuttle's design and in the administration of America's space program

M.A. from UW-Madison



1988 - Walter Bogdanich of Wall Street Journal - Specialized Reporting

For a distinguished example of reporting on such specialized subjects as sports, business, science, education, and religion: For his chilling series of reports on faulty testing by American medical laboratories

B.A. from UW-Madison



1992 - Deborah Blum of The Sacramento (CA) Bee - Beat Reporting

For her series, The Monkey Wars, which explored the complex ethical and moral questions surrounding primate research

M.A. from UW-Madison; Faculty at UW-Madison



1993 - Paul J. Ingrassia (with Joseph B. White) of Wall Street Journal - Beat Reporting

For often exclusive coverage of General Motors' management turmoil

M.A. from UW-Madison



1993 - David A. Maraniss of The Washington Post - National Reporting

For a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs: For his revealing articles on the life and political record of candidate Bill Clinton

Attended UW-Madison; Resident of Madison



1996 - Robert D. McFadden of The New York Times - Spot News Reporting

For a distinguished example of local reporting of spot news: For his highly skilled writing and reporting on deadline during the year

B.S. from UW-Madison



1998 - Edward J. Larson - History

For a distinguished book of the year upon the history of the United States: Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion

M.A. and Ph.D. from UW-Madison



2004 - Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post - International Reporting

For a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs, including United Nations correspondence: For his extraordinary ability to capture, at personal peril, the voices and emotions of Iraqis as their country was invaded, their leader toppled, and their way of life upended

B.A. from UW-Madison



2004 - Abigail Goldman (with other staff) of Los Angeles Times - National Affairs

For a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs: For its engrossing examination of the tactics that have made Wal-Mart the largest company in the world with cascading effects across American towns and developing countries

B.A. from UW-Madison



2004 - Lowell Bergman (with David Barstow) of New York Times - Public Service

For a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper through the use of its journalistic resources which, as well as reporting, may include editorials, cartoons, photographs, graphics and online presentation: For work that relentlessly examined death and injury among American workers and exposed employers who break basic safety rules

B.A. from UW-Madison



2005 - Walter Bogdanich of The New York Times - National Reporting

For a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs: For his heavily documented stories about the corporate cover-up of responsibility for fatal accidents at railway crossings

B.A. from UW-Madison



2008 - Walter Bogdanich (with Jake Hooker) of Wall Street Journal - Investigative Reporting

For a distinguished example of investigative reporting by an individual or team, presented as a single article or series, in print or in print and online: For their stories on toxic ingredients in medicine and other everyday products imported from China, leading to crackdowns by American and Chinese officials

B.A. from UW-Madison



2008 - David Umhoefer of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Local Reporting

For a distinguished example of reporting on significant issues of local concern, demonstrating originality and community expertise, using any available journalistic tool: For his stories on the skirting of tax laws to pad pensions of county employees, prompting change and possible prosecution of key figures

B.A. from UW-Madison



2010 - Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post - International Reporting

For a distinguished example of reporting on international affairs, in print or online or both: For his rich, beautifully written series on Iraq as the United States departs and its people and leaders struggle to deal with the legacy of war and to shape the nation's future

B.A. from UW-Madison



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