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Pulitzer Prize Winners

The Moody College of Communication boasts 20 prizes awarded to 18 former students for achievements in reporting, biography, photojournalism and editorial cartooning.

2005 Pulitzer Prize
in Breaking News Photography

RTF alumnus (BS, 1990), John Moore, won the Pulitzer Prize in photography in the Breaking News Category for coverage of the conflict in Iraq. Moore was part of the Associated Press team of 11 photographers who won the prize.

1999 Pulitzer Prize
in Spot News Photography

John McConnico, a B.J. '87 and M.A.'94 graduate of the Department of Journalism, was honored in 1999 as part of the Associated Press team of staff photographers for their portfolio of images following the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania that illustrated both the horror and humanity triggered by the event.

1998 Pulitzer Prize
in breaking news for Los Angeles Times team coverage of the North Hollywood shootout

Carolyn Cole is a 1983 graduate of the School of Journalism in the College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin. A photographer with The Los Angeles Times since 1994, she previously worked for the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco Examiner and the El Paso Herald Post..

1997 Pulitzer
Prize Public Service

Mark Dooley shared the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for public service with a news team at The Times-Picayune. The team was awarded the prize for a comprehensive series analyzing the environmental and economic forces that threaten the world-wide fishing industry and the cultures of fishing communities.

1997 Pulitzer Prize
in Explanatory Journalism

Ron Cortes received the Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for explanatory journalism as a photojournalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer. He was awarded the prize for his photography in a series on the choices that confronted critically ill patients who sought to die with dignity.

1995 Pulitzer Prize
in Explanatory Journalism

Lucian Perkins received the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for explanatory journalism while a photojournalist at The Washington Post.

Jean-Marc Bouju 1995 Pulitzer Prize
in Feature Photography

1999 Pulitzer Prize
in Spot News Photography

Jean-Marc Bouju shared the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography with three photojournalists with the Associated Press. The team was awarded the prize for its coverage of the devastating ethnic violence in Rwanda. In 1999, Bouju shared the prize with other Associated Press Staff photographers for their portfolio of images following the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

1994 Pulitzer Prize
National Reporting

Eileen Welsome received the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 in national reporting while a reporter for The Albuquerque Tribune. She was awarded the prize for her stories that reported on the government's testing of toxicity conducted on unwilling and unknowing Americans during the Cold War.

1994 Pulitzer Prize
in International Reporting

Victoria Loe-Hicks, Gayle Reaves and Judy Walgren DeHaas shared the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting with members of a Dallas Morning News team. The team was awarded the prize for a series of 14 stories that examined the epidemic of violence against women in many nations.

1992 Pulitzer Prize
Investigative Reporting

Dan Malone received the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 1992 while a staff writer at the Dallas Morning News. He was awarded the prize for his stories that charged Texas police with extensive misconduct and abuse of power.

1987 Pulitzer Prize
in Editorial Cartooning

Berke Breathed was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning in 1987 for his Bloom County strip syndicated by the Washington Post’s Writer’s Group.

1984 Pulitzer Prize
in International Reporting

Karen Elliott House received the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 in international reporting while a reporter with the Wall Street Journal. She was awarded the prize for her series of interviews with Jordan's King Hussein, which correctly anticipated the problems that would confront the Reagan administration's Middle East peace plan.

1982 Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning

Ben Sargent received the Pulitzer Prize in 1982 in editorial cartooning while at the Austin American-Statesman.

1987 Pulitzer Prize
Spot News Photography

1985 Pulitzer Prize
in Feature Photography

Larry Price has received two Pulitzer prizes during his journalism career. Price was honored in 1981 for his spot news photography while a photojournalist at the Fort Worth-Star Telegram. He was honored again in 1985 for his feature photographs from Angola and El Salvador depicting their war-torn inhabitants while a photojournalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

1980 Pulitzer Prize
Feature Photography

Erwin Hagler received the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 in feature photography on the western cowboy while a photojournalist at the Dallas Times Herald.

1963 Pulitzer Prize
Local Reporting

Oscar Griffin, Jr. received the Pulitzer Prize in 1963 while editor of the Pecos Independent and Enterprise. He was awarded the prize for his efforts in initiating the exposure of the Billie Sol Estes scandal. The newspapers stories brought a major fraud against the United States government to national attention and resulted in the prosecution and conviction of Estes.

1955 Pulitzer Prize
in Letters

William S. White won the Pulitzer Prize in 1955 for The Taft Story, a biography of Republican Sen. Robert F. Taft of Ohio who ran for president in 1952. Among White's other works are The Citadel and The Making of a Journalist, both of which are derived from his work as a journalist.