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The School of Journalism and Communication is excited to count 14 Puliter Prizes among its faculty and alumni. Starting in Fall 2015, we will have three full-time faculty members who are Pulitzer Prize-winners.

Byron Acohido ’77 

1997 BEAT REPORTING
For his Seattle Times coverage of the aerospace industry, notably an exhaustive investigation of rudder control problems on the Boeing 737, which contributed to new FAA requirements for major improvements.


Rick Attig ’83 and Doug Bates ’68 

2001 PUBLIC SERVICE
Awarded to The Oregonian, Portland, for its detailed and unflinching examination of systematic problems within the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, including harsh treatment of foreign nationals and other widespread abuses, which prompted various reforms.

2006 EDITORIAL WRITING
Awarded to Rick Attig,’83 and 9. Doug Bates,’68 of The Oregonian, Portland, for their persuasive, richly reported editorials on abuses inside a forgotten Oregon mental hospital.


Nora Simon ’11

2014 EDITORIAL WRITING 
Awarded to the staff of The Oregonian for work that focused on reforms to the Public Employees Retirement System.


Steve Dykes ’82 

1993 SPOT NEWS REPORTING 
Awarded to the staff of the Los Angeles Times for balanced, comprehensive, penetrating coverage under deadline pressure of the second, most destructive day of the Los Angeles riots.

1995 SPOT NEWS REPORTING 
Awarded to the staff of the Los Angeles Times for its reporting on January 17, 1994, of the chaos and devastation in the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake.

As the photo editor of the Denver Post:
2000 BREAKING NEWS REPORTING 
Awarded to the staff of the Denver Post for its clear and balanced coverage of the student massacre at Columbine High School.


Ted Natt ’63

1981 LOCAL GENERAL SPOT NEWS REPORTING
Awarded to the staff of the Longview Daily News (Washington) for its coverage of the Mt. St. Helens story, including the photographs by Roger A. Werth.


Michael Richmond ’62

1979 LOCAL GENERAL SPOT NEWS REPORTING
Awarded to the staff of the San Diego Evening Tribune for its coverage of the collision of a Pacific Southwest air liner with a small plane over its city.


Karen Stallwood ’86 

1994 INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
Awarded to the Dallas Morning News Team for its series examining the epidemic of violence against women in many nations.


Alex Tizon ’84 – assistant professor

1997 INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Awarded to Eric Nalder, Deborah Nelson and Alex Tizon of Seattle Times for their investigation of widespread corruption and inequities in the federally sponsored housing program for Native Americans. This work inspired much-needed reforms.


Héctor Tobar – assistant professor

1993 SPOT NEWS REPORTING
Awarded to the staff of Los Angeles Times for balanced, comprehensive, penetrating coverage under deadline pressure of the second, most destructive day of the Los Angeles riots.


Drex Heikes ’75 

1993 SPOT NEWS REPORTING 
Awarded to the staff of Los Angeles Times for balanced, comprehensive, penetrating coverage under deadline pressure of the second, most destructive day of the Los Angeles riots.


Brent Walth ’84

2001 PUBLIC SERVICE
Awarded to the staff of The Oregonian, Portland, for its detailed and unflinching examination of systematic problems within the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, including harsh treatment of foreign nationals and other widespread abuses, which prompted various reforms.