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Gerard O’Neill and Stephen Kurkjian were the first BU alumni to win a Pulitzer

Gerard O’Neill (COM’70), above, and Stephen Kurkjian (CAS’66) were the first alumni to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism.

Stephen Kurkjian

In 1972, Gerard O’Neill (COM’70) and Stephen Kurkjian (CAS’66) became the first BU alumni to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism. Since then, 20 BU alumni have earned a combined 30 Pulitzer Prizes in nearly every category of print journalism and photography.

Click here to read about the College of Communication’s lecture and panel discussion honoring the school’s Pulitzer Prize-winning alumni today and tomorrow.