Journalism

A Tradition of Excellence: College of Communication Pulitzer Prize-winning graduates posed for a group photo on campus in November 2005. Back: Helen Ubinas, Daniel Goodrich, Susan Walsh, Gerard O'Neill, Meredith Warren, Stan Grossfeld, Mark Thompson, Ethan Forman. Front: Justin Lane, Don Van Natta Jr., Thomas Fiedler, Joan Vennochi.


Pulitzer Winners

Since 1972, 23 BU alumni have earned a combined 32 Pulitzer Prizes spanning nearly every category of print journalism and photography, from opinion writing to investigative reporting, covering topics like religious cults, the Medicaid program and corruption in the Catholic Church.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Alumni

Tom Fiedler, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Thomas Fiedler (’71)
The Miami Herald

  • 1993, Public Service
  • 1991, Spot News Reporting

Ethan Forman, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Ethan Forman (’93)
The Lawrence Eagle-Tribune

  • 2003, Breaking News Reporting

Daniel Goodrich, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Daniel Goodrich (’75)
Newsday

  • 1997, Spot News Reporting

Stan Grossfeld, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Stan Grossfeld (’80)
The Boston Globe

  • 1985, Feature Photography
  • 1984, Spot News Photography

Joseph Hallinan, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Joseph Hallinan (’84)
Indianapolis Star

  • 1991, Investigative Reporting

Tyler Hicks, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Tyler Hicks (’92)
The New York Times

  • 2009, International Reporting
  • 2014, Breaking News Photography

Karen Elliot House, Pulitzer Prize WInner

Karen Elliot House (Hon. ’03)
The Wall Street Journal

  • 1984, International Reporting

Kenny Irby, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Kenneth Irby (’83)
Newsday

  • 1995, Investigative Reporting
  • 1993, International Reporting
  • 1992, International Reporting

Stephen Kurkjian, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Stephen Kurkjian (CAS’66)
The Boston Globe

  • 2003, Public Service
  • 1980, Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
  • 1972, Local Investigative Specialized Reporting

Justin Lane, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Justin Lane (’95)
The New York Times

  • 2002, Breaking News Photography

Patricia Maldonado, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Patricia Maldonado (’91)
The Miami Herald

  • 1999, Investigative Reporting

Gerard O'Niell, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Gerard O’Neill (’70)
The Boston Globe

  • 1972, Local Investigative Specialized Reporting

Sacha Pfeiffer, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Sacha Pfeiffer (MET’94)
The Boston Globe

  • 2003, Public Service

Michael Rezendes, Pulitzer Prize WInner

Michael Rezendes (CAS’78)
The Boston Globe

  • 2003, Public Service

James Savage, Pulitzer Prize Winner

James Savage (’61)
The Miami Herald

  • 1993, Public Service
  • 1987, National Reporting

William Sherman, Pulitzer Prize Winner

William Sherman (’69)
New York Daily News

  • 1974, Local Investigative Specialized Reporting

Mark Thompson, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Mark Thompson (’75)
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  • 1985, Public Service

Helen Ubinas, Pulitzer Prize WInner

Helen Ubinas (’94)
The Hartford Courant

  • 1999, Breaking News Reporting

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Don Van Natta Jr. (’86)
The New York Times

  • 2002, Explanatory Reporting
  • 1999, National Reporting

The Miami Herald

  • 1993, Public Service

Joan Vennochi, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Joan Vennochi (’75)
The Boston Globe

  • 1980, Local Investigative Specialized Reporting

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Associated Press

  • 1999, Feature Photography

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Meredith Warren, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Meredith Warren (’01)
The Lawrence Eagle-Tribune

  • 2003, Breaking News Reporting

George Will, Pulitzer Prize Winner

George Will (Hon. ’03)
The Washington Post

  • 1977, Commentary

Thomas Wolfe (’78)
The Hartford Courant

  • 1999, Breaking News Reporting