The UNH Journalism Pulitzer Prize List
2003 International Reporting
Kevin Sullivan '81 and Mary Jordan of the Washington Post
"For their exposure of horrific conditions in Mexico's criminal justice system and how they affect the daily lives of people." More about Kevin and Mary and their stories.
Also in 2003: The prize for breaking news reporting went to the Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune, whose president and publisher, Chip Rogers, graduated from UNH in 1983. The paper won for its stories on the accidental drowning of four boys in the Merrimack River. And the 2003 Pulitzer for photojournalism was shared by 15 photographers from the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, including 1981 UNH graduate Mark Osler. (He didn't take journalism courses here -- but hey, he did go to UNH.) The paper won for its photographs documenting Colorado fires that began in April and lasted through the summer.
In 2009: Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan were named Pulitzer Prize finalists for International Reporting. They wrote a series of stories about the burdens faced by women around the world.
1999 Breaking News Reporting
A Hartford Courant reporting team including Lynne Tuohy '77
"For its clear and detailed coverage of a shooting rampage in which a state lottery worker killed four supervisors, then himself." Read the stories.
1988 General News Reporting
Barbara Walsh '81 and a team at the Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune.
"For an investigation that revealed serious flaws in the Massachusetts prison furlough system and led to significant statewide reforms."
1984 Local General or Spot News Reporting
Newsday team of reporters including Michael D'Antonio '81
"For their enterprising and comprehensive coverage of the Baby Jane Doe case and its far-reaching social and political implications."
1954 Editorial Writing
Don Murray of the Boston Herald. (Don graduated from UNH in 1948, founded the UNH journalism program in 1963, and was internationally known as a writer and expert on the writing process, not to mention locally known as a columnist for the Boston Globe.)
For a series of editorials on the "New Look" in National Defense that won wide attention for their analysis of changes in American military policy.