Faculty & Staff

Alex Tizon

Alex Tizon

Assistant Professor

In Memoriam

Alex Tizon is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a UO alum. Tizon has contributed to Newsweek and 60 Minutes, has worked in Seattle as bureau chief for The Los Angeles Times, and was a longtime writer for The Seattle Times. While reporting for The Seattle Times, he won the Pulitzer for his story on corruption and inequities in a federally sponsored housing program for Native Americans. He recently returned from a Knight International Journalism Fellowship, where he helped track the efforts of the Philippine government to alleviate poverty in the nation’s five poorest provinces. 

Tizon has covered events from the 9/11 attacks to Hurricane Katrina and has traveled to China, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Arctic Ocean. The winner of more than a dozen national journalism awards, he holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Oregon and a graduate degree in communication from Stanford.


  • MA, Communications, Stanford University
  • BS, Political Science, University of Oregon

Honors and Awards

  • Frances Fuller Victor Award in Non-Fiction Literary Arts, Oregon Book Awards 2015, April 2015
  • APALA Literature Award – Honor Title, Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, February 2015
  • Lukas Work-In-Progress Book Prize, Harvard University and Columbia University, May 2011
  • Knight International Journalism Fellowship, The Knight Foundation and the International Center for Journalists, 2010
  • Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowship, East West Center, 2002
  • Jefferson Fellowship, East West Center, 1998
  • Phoenix Award, Native American Journalists Association, for coverage of Native Americans and Native American issues, January 1998
  • Pulitzer Prize in Journalism, Columbia University, May 1997
  • Penney Missouri Award in Multicultural Journalism, University of Missouri, January 1996