Ann Marie Lipinski

Ann Marie Lipinski (born January 1956) is a journalist and the curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.[1] She is the former editor of the Chicago Tribune and Vice President for Civic Engagement at the University of Chicago.

Ann Marie Lipinski
Ann Marie Lipinski (2017)
Ann Marie Lipinski in 2017
Trenton, Michigan

January 1956
Known forCurator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard

Early life and education

Lipinski was raised in Trenton, Michigan, and edited Trenton High School's school paper in her senior year. She graduated from Trenton High in 1974 and was voted "most ambitious."[2]

Lipinski attended University of Michigan and worked on the school's newspaper, the Michigan Daily.[2] In the summer of 1977, between her junior and senior years, Lipinski interned at the Miami Herald, and then co-edited the Michigan Daily her senior year.[2] Lipinski left University of Michigan several credits short of her degree but was awarded a bachelor's degree in 1994 after the university deemed her internships worthy of the needed credits.[2]

Lipinski joined the Chicago Tribune as an editorial intern in the summer of 1978.[2]


After her internship at the Tribune, Lipinski was hired as a full-time reporter in 1978. She worked as a feature writer before switching to the metro staff in February 1985.[2]

In 1987, Lipinski was part of a reporting team that investigated the Chicago City Council in a weeklong series that was published in late 1987, titled "City Council: The Spoils of Power." The team won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for its work.[2]

Lipinski was promoted to become the Tribune's metro editor in 1991 and its managing editor in 1995.[2]

In February 2001, Lipinski became the Tribune's editor and senior vice president, replacing Howard Tyner.[2]

On July 14, 2008, Lipinski resigned as the paper's editor, saying she was no longer "a good fit" for the job.[3]

In September 2008, Lipinski became the Vice President of Civic Engagement for the University of Chicago.[4]

In October 2009, Lipinski became part of the advisory board of the Chicago News Cooperative, a new, nonprofit Chicago newsgathering operation providing local news articles to The New York Times.[5]

She was chair of the board of the University of Chicago Charter School and served on the Pulitzer Prize board, acting as co-chair in her final year, as well as the boards of the Chicago Children's Choir and the Court Theatre. She serves on the Alumni Board of the University of Michigan.

On April 19, 2011, she was announced as the next curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, a position that puts her in charge of the Nieman Fellowships.[6] She also sat on the advisory board of the Chicago News Cooperative until the organization halted operations in 2012.[7]


Lipinski and her husband, Steve Kagan, live in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago and have one daughter, Caroline Kagan.[2]


  1. ^ [1] Archived April 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Rhodes, Steve (2008-07-14). "Ann Marie's World | Chicago magazine | Chicago Magazine April 2001". Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  3. ^ Miner, Michael (2015-04-02). "Ann Marie Lipinski resigns | Bleader". Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  4. ^ "Ann Marie Lipinski appointed Vice President for Civic Engagement: Former Chicago Tribune editor to help forge a new kind of partnership between University and city". September 8, 2008.
  5. ^ Miner, Michael (2015-04-02). ""Chicago News Cooperative" Will Serve New York Times and Local Media | Bleader". Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  6. ^ Myers, Steve (April 19, 2011). "Former Tribune Editor Lipinski Named New Nieman Foundation Curator". Poynter. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  7. ^ Banchero, Stephanie; Belkin, Douglas (February 17, 2012). "Chicago News Cooperative to Halt Operations". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 12, 2018.

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1988 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1988.

2012 Pulitzer Prize

The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded on April 16, 2012 by the Pulitzer Prize Board for work during the 2011 calendar year. The deadline for submitting entries was January 25, 2012. For the first time, all entries for journalism were required to be submitted electronically. In addition, the criteria for the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting has been revised to focus on real-time reporting of breaking news. For the eleventh time in Pulitzer's history (and the first since 1977), no book received the Fiction Prize.

Chicago News Cooperative

The Chicago News Cooperative was a not-for-profit, Chicago-based cooperative that was created to produce news stories about Chicago for various media organizations. It was formed in November 2009, distributed its content to The New York Times and shut down in February 2012.

Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tribune Publishing. Founded in 1847, and formerly self-styled as the "World's Greatest Newspaper" (for which WGN radio and television are named), it remains the most-read daily newspaper of the Chicago metropolitan area and the Great Lakes region. It is the eighth-largest newspaper in the United States by circulation (and became the second-largest under Tribune's ownership after the Chicago Tribune's parent company purchased the Los Angeles Times).Traditionally published as a broadsheet, on January 13, 2009, the Tribune announced it would continue publishing as a broadsheet for home delivery, but would publish in tabloid format for newsstand, news box, and commuter station sales. This change, however, proved to be unpopular with readers and in August 2011, the Tribune discontinued the tabloid edition, returning to its traditional broadsheet edition through all distribution channels.The Tribune's masthead is notable for displaying the American flag, in reference to the paper's motto, "An American Paper for Americans". The motto is no longer displayed on the masthead, where it was placed below the flag.

Colleen Dishon

Colleen Dishon, also known as Koky Dishon, (ca. 1924 – 28 December 2004), was an American journalist for the Chicago Tribune in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Dishon was the first woman listed in the Chicago Tribune masthead and, at one time, the most influential female journalist at the newspaper.

Dean Baquet

Dean P. Baquet (; born September 21, 1956) is an American journalist. He has been the executive editor of The New York Times since May 14, 2014. Between 2011 and 2014 Baquet was managing editor under the previous executive editor Jill Abramson. He is the first black American to serve as executive editor.In 1988, Baquet won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism, leading a team of reporters that included William Gaines and Ann Marie Lipinski at the Chicago Tribune which exposed corruption on the Chicago City Council.

Hillcrest High School (Country Club Hills, Illinois)

Hillcrest High School is a public four year high school located in Country Club Hills, Illinois. It is part of Bremen High School District 228 which also includes Tinley Park High School, Oak Forest High School, and Bremen High School.

The name "Hillcrest" aside from the obvious connotation of being "the highest point of a hill", is a portmanteau of the two towns which the school primarily serves: Country Club Hills and Hazel Crest.

Kenwood, Chicago

Kenwood, one of Chicago's 77 community areas, is on the shore of Lake Michigan on the South Side of the city. Its boundaries are 43rd Street, 51st Street, Cottage Grove Avenue, and the lake. Kenwood was originally part of Hyde Park Township, which was annexed to the city of Chicago in 1889. Kenwood was once one of Chicago's most affluent neighborhoods, and it still has some of the largest single-family homes in the city. It contains two Chicago Landmark districts, Kenwood and North Kenwood. A large part of the southern half of the community area is in the Hyde Park-Kenwood Historic District. In recent years, Kenwood has received national attention as the home of U.S. President Barack Obama.


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Gladness and gaiety, especially when expressed by laughter

Mirth (software), software for conversion between health record standards

Mirth Provisions, a cannabis company based in Longview, Washington

USS Mirth (AM-265), a World War II Admirable-class minesweeper used by the U.S. Navy 1943-1945

Nieman Foundation for Journalism

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University is the primary journalism institution at Harvard. It was founded in 1938 as the result of a $1.4 million bequest by Agnes Wahl Nieman, the widow of Lucius W. Nieman, founder of The Milwaukee Journal. She stated the goal was "to promote and elevate the standards of journalism in the United States and educate persons deemed specially qualified for journalism." It is based at Walter Lippmann House in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting

The Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting has been awarded since 1953, under one name or another, for a distinguished example of investigative reporting by an individual or team, presented as a single article or series in print journalism. The Pulitzer Prize is only given to journalists whose works have appeared in US newspapers, drastically limiting the number of journalists and scope of investigative reporting that may be awarded. It is administered by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.

From 1953 through 1963, the category was known as the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting, No Edition Time. From 1964 to 1984, it was known as the Pulitzer Prize for Local Investigative Specialized Reporting.The Pulitzer Committee issues an official citation explaining the reasons for the award.

The Michigan Daily

The Michigan Daily is the daily student newspaper of the University of Michigan. Its first edition was published on September 29, 1890. The newspaper is financially and editorially independent of the University's administration and other student groups, but shares a university building with other student publications on 420 Maynard Street, north of the Michigan Union and Huetwell Student Activities Center. In 2007, renovations to the historic building at 420 Maynard were completed, funded entirely by private donations from alumni. To dedicate the renovated building, a reunion of the staffs of The Michigan Daily, the Michiganensian yearbook, and the Gargoyle humor magazine was held on October 26–28, 2007.

The Michigan Daily is published in broadsheet form five days a week, Monday through Friday, during the Fall and Winter semesters. It is published weekly in tabloid form from May to August. Mondays contain a lengthy SportsMonday Sports section. Every other Thursday, the Arts section publishes an extended, themed issue called The B-Side. Wednesdays include a magazine, originally titled Weekend Magazine. In the fall of 2005, the magazine was renamed The Statement, a reference to former Daily Editor in Chief Tom Hayden's Port Huron Statement. The Daily is published Monday through Friday during the school year and weekly during the summer. School year circulation is 7,500 copies per day. It has over 230,000 unique visitors per month to its website.Following the closure of The Ann Arbor News in July 2009, The Michigan Daily became the only printed daily newspaper published in Washtenaw County. In 2010, a visiting former press secretary said the Daily staff had a "strong moral responsibility" to expand their coverage and try to reach a regional audience as a mainstream daily paper.

Trenton, Michigan

Trenton is a small city in Wayne County in the southeast portion of the U.S. state of Michigan. At the 2010 census, the city population was 18,853. The city is part of Downriver, a collection of mostly blue-collar communities south of Detroit on the west bank of the Detroit River. Trenton is known for its waterfront and growing boating community.

Many residents are employed in the city's factories such as the Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant, Solutia, and the Trenton Channel Power Plant. Beaumont Hospital - Trenton is located within city limits and has 203 beds. The former McLouth Steel plant is also located in the city. There is rail service in the city. The city operates the 21,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) Trenton Veterans Memorial Library and a historical museum. Trenton has 15 churches of 10 denominations.

A Native American Shawnee village founded by war chief Blue Jacket after the 1795 Treaty of Greenville was located in Trenton on what is now Elizabeth Park. Elizabeth Park is part of the Wayne County park system and was the first county park in Michigan, designated in 1919.

The August 9, 1812 Battle of Monguagon between Americans and a British-Indian coalition took place just north of Trenton in Riverview, though the Michigan state historical marker memorializing it was placed in Trenton, about a mile south of where the fighting actually took place.

Trenton High School (Michigan)

Trenton High School is a public high school in Trenton, Michigan, one of four schools in the Trenton Public School District. The school serves the city of Trenton and is a magnet school for special education students, specifically for those with hearing disabilities, from across Downriver.

Enrollment for the 2012-13 school year was about 1200.

William Gaines (professor)

William C. Gaines (November 1, 1933 – July 20, 2016) was an American journalist and professor of journalism. Gaines was a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune. He retired from the paper in 2001 and taught in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign until his retirement and designation as an emeritus faculty member in 2007. He died July 20, 2016 at the age of 82.

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