1972 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1972.

Information in this article from The Pulitzer Prizes offices.[1]

Journalism awards

Letters, Drama and Music awards


  1. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes | Awards 1972 Winners". New York, NY: The Pulitzer Prizes. Archived from the original on 17 January 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2011.

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1975 Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prizes for 1975, the 59th annual prizes, were ratified by the Pulitzer Prize advisory board on April 11, 1975, and by the trustees of Columbia University on May 5. For the first time, the role of accepting or rejecting recommendations of the advisory board was delegated by the trustees to the university's president, William J. McGill; the change was prompted by the desire of the trustees to distance themselves from the appearance of approval of controversial awards based on work involving what some considered to be illegal leaks, such as the 1972 Pulitzer Prize awarded for the publication of the Pentagon Papers.It was also the first year that the prize for editorial cartooning went to a comic strip artist (Garry Trudeau, writer/artist of Doonesbury), and the first year that a film critic won a Pulitzer (Roger Ebert). Dumas Malone, 83, become the prize's oldest recipient.

Clarence Page

Clarence Page (born June 2, 1947) is an American journalist, syndicated columnist, and senior member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board.

David Hume Kennerly

David Hume Kennerly (born March 9, 1947) is an American photographer and photojournalist. He won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his portfolio of photographs taken of the Vietnam War, Cambodia, East Pakistani refugees near Calcutta, and the Ali-Frazier fight in Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971. He has also photographed every American president since Richard Nixon.

Frank Peters Jr.

Frank Lewis Peters Jr. (October 19, 1930 – September 14, 2007) was an American journalist. He won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.

Haverford College

Haverford College ( HAV-ər-fərd) is a private liberal arts college in Haverford, Pennsylvania. All students of the college are undergraduates and nearly all reside on campus.

The college was founded in 1833 by area members of the Orthodox Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) to ensure an education grounded in Quaker values for young Quaker men. Although the college no longer has a formal religious affiliation, Quaker philosophy still influences campus life. Originally an all-male institution, Haverford began admitting female transfer students in the 1970s and became fully co-educational in 1980. Currently, more than half of Haverford's students are women. For most of the 20th century, Haverford's total enrollment was kept below 300, but the school went through two periods of expansion during and after the 1970s, and its enrollment, as of 2018, is 1,353 students.

Today Haverford offers its students a wide range of educational choices and considerable flexibility in choosing their areas of study or specialisation. The college offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 31 majors across humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Haverford College is a member of the Tri-College Consortium, which allows students to register for courses at both Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College. It is also a member of the Quaker Consortium which allows students to cross-register at the University of Pennsylvania.The college has produced, among others, 5 Nobel Prize Recipients, 6 Pulitzer Prize Recipients, 20 Rhodes Scholars, and 104 Fulbright Scholars.

Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is a constituent college of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, United States. Established in 1915, Grady College offers undergraduate degrees in journalism, advertising, public relations, and entertainment and media studies, along with master’s and doctoral programs of study. Grady has consistently been ranked among the top schools of journalism education and research in the U.S. It is home to several prominent centers and institutes, including the Peabody Awards, recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in electronic journalism, the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research, New Media Institute and National Press Photographers Association.

Horst Faas

Horst Faas (28 April 1933 – 10 May 2012) was a German photo-journalist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He is best known for his images of the Vietnam War.

Jack Anderson (columnist)

Jack Northman Anderson (October 19, 1922 – December 17, 2005) was an American newspaper columnist, syndicated by United Features Syndicate, considered one of the fathers of modern investigative journalism. Anderson won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his investigation on secret American policy decision-making between the United States and Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. In addition to his newspaper career, Anderson also had a national radio show on the Mutual Broadcasting System, acted as Washington bureau chief of Parade magazine, and was a commentator on ABC-TV's Good Morning America for nine years.Among his exposés was reporting the Nixon administration's investigation and harassment of John Lennon during its fight to deport Lennon, the continuing activities of fugitive Nazi officials in South America, and the savings and loan crisis. He revealed the history of a CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro, and was credited for breaking the story of the Iran–Contra affair under President Reagan. He said that the scoop was "spiked" because the story had become too close to President Ronald Reagan.

Jack Rosenthal (journalist)

Jacob "Jack" Rosenthal (30 June 1935 – 23 August 2017) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, editor and executive best known for his work at The New York Times.

John Machacek

John Machacek is an American reporter. Working for The Times-Union of Rochester, New York in 1971, he and Richard Cooper covered the Attica Prison riot and were recognized by the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Spot Reporting.

John Strohmeyer

John Strohmeyer (June 26, 1924 – March 3, 2010) won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing “for his editorial campaign to reduce racial tensions in Bethlehem.”Strohmeyer was born in Boston, Massachusetts. After working as a night reporter for the now-defunct Bethlehem Globe-Times of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania while attending Moravian College, he spent three years in the United States Navy during World War II, ultimately attaining the rank of lieutenant. A graduate of Muhlenberg College (1947) and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (1948), Strohmeyer was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University during the 1952-1953 academic year while employed by The Providence Journal. In 1956, he returned to Bethlehem, where he served as editor of the Globe-Times until 1984. He won an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship in 1984 to research and write about the decline of the American steel industry, a project that evolved into Crisis in Bethlehem: Big Steel's Struggle to Survive (Adler & Adler, 1986; University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994).

In 1992, Robert Atwood recruited Strohmeyer to teach journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage in a position endowed by Atwood. While there, Strohmeyer wrote Extreme Conditions: Big Oil and the Transformation of Alaska. Strohmeyer also wrote Atwood's biography, which was never published due to a dispute which arose after Atwood's death between Strohmeyer and Atwood's daughter Elaine.John Strohmeyer died of heart failure on March 3, 2010 in Crystal River, Florida.

List of Columbia College Chicago people

The following is a partial list of notable alumni and faculty of Columbia College Chicago.

Mike Royko

Michael Royko Jr. (September 19, 1932 – April 29, 1997) was an American newspaper columnist from Chicago. Over his 30-year career, he wrote over 7,500 daily columns for three newspapers, the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune. Originally a humorist focused on life in Chicago, he authored Boss, a scathing negative biography of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley in 1971. He was the winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

Neither Black nor White

Neither Black nor White: Slavery and Race Relations in Brazil and the United States is a 1971 nonfiction book written by American author Carl N. Degler, published by University of Wisconsin Press, which contrasts racial attitudes in the United States and Brazil, arguing that Brazilian culture developed a more fluid idea of race than American culture did, which maintained sharp distinctions between "black" and "white". The book was awarded the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for History.

Richard Cooper (journalist)

Richard (Dick) Cooper, (born December 8, 1946), is an American journalist retired from a 28-year career as reporter and editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

After attending Grand Rapids Community College and graduating from Michigan State University in 1969, Cooper joined the Rochester Times-Union; there, he and John Machacek won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Local General or Spot News Reporting for their coverage of the Attica Prison Riots. He currently lives in Saint Michaels, Maryland, where he founded Cooper Media Associates and writes for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and other clients.

Cooper is an avid sailor and has owned several boats over the years. Currently, he sails Tusitala, a Hinckley Bermuda 40 yawl with a flag-blue hull, out of Saint Michaels, Maryland.

Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911–45

Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911–45 is a work of history written by Barbara W. Tuchman and published in 1971 by Macmillan Publishers. It won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. The book was republished in 2001 by Grove Press It was also published under the title Sand Against the Wind: Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911–45 by Macmillan Publishers in 1970.Using the life of Joseph Stilwell, the military attache to China in 1935 to 1939 and commander of United States forces and allied chief of staff to Chiang Kai-shek in 1942 to 1944, this book explores the history of China from the Revolution of 1911 to the turmoil of World War II, when China's Nationalist government faced attack from both Japanese invaders and Communist insurgents.

Thomas Little (disambiguation)

Thomas Little (1886–1985) was a Hollywood set decorator.

Thomas Little may also refer to:

Thomas Little, pseudonym of publisher John Joseph Stockdale

Thomas Little (Windsor MP), British Member of Parliament for Windsor

Sir Frank Little (bishop) (Thomas Francis Little, 1925–2008), Roman Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne

Thomas Shepherd Little, British Member of Parliament for Whitehaven

Tommy Little (born 1893), English footballer

Tom Little (optometrist) (died 2010), American optometrist killed in Afghanistan

Tom Little (cartoonist) (1898–1972), Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist

Thomas Little Shell (died 1901), chief of the Ojibwa tribe of indigenous Americans

Sir Thomas Little Heath (1861–1940), British civil servant, mathematician, classical scholar

Van Doren

Van Doren is a toponymic surname of Dutch origin and a variation of Van Doorn. Notable people with the surname include:

Carl Clinton Van Doren (1885–1950), Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, brother of Mark Van Doren

Charles Van Doren (b. 1926), quiz show contestant, professor and Encyclopædia Britannica editor, son of Mark Van Doren

Dorothy Van Doren (1896–1993), American novelist, wife of Mark Van Doren

Howard Van Doren Shaw (1869–1926), American architect

Irita Bradford Van Doren (1891–1966), American literary figure and editor of the New York Herald Tribune, wife of Carl Clinton Van Doren

Philip Van Doren Stern (1900–1984), American author and Civil War historian

Mamie Van Doren (b. 1931), American actress

Mark Van Doren (1894–1972), Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and critic, brother of Carl Clinton Van Doren

Paul Van Doren (b. 1930), American businessman

Sally Van Doren, American poet

Alexander Van Doren

Wallace Stegner

Wallace Earle Stegner (February 18, 1909 – April 13, 1993) was an American novelist, short story writer, environmentalist, and historian, often called "The Dean of Western Writers". He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 and the U.S. National Book Award in 1977.

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