April Saul

April Saul is an American journalist. She specializes in documentary photojournalism.

Saul has photographed and written for The Philadelphia Inquirer since 1981. In 1997, Saul, along with Inquirer reporter Michael Vitez and photographer Ron Cortes, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism for a series of articles on end-of-life care, telling the stories of terminally-ill patients who wished to die with dignity.


Saul was born on May 27, 1955, in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey. She received her BA in English from Tufts University and her MA in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota.[1]

Saul became a photographer at The Baltimore Sun in 1980, and the following year, joined the staff of the Philadelphia Inquirer. She was the first recipient of the Nikon/ NPPA Documentary Sabbatical Grant for her work on Hmong refugees in 1985.

Over the last twenty-five years, she has won numerous honors, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the World Press Photo Budapest Award for Humanistic Photography and on various occasions, been named Photographer of the Year by the Northern Short Course, the Pennsylvania Press Photographers Association and the New Jersey Press Photographers Association.

In January 2006, Saul "vowed to document in words and photos the death of every child by gun in the eight-county Philadelphia region in 2006."[2] The resulting column in the Philadelphia Inquirer was called "Kids, Guns and a Deadly Toll."


  1. ^ The 1997 Pulitzer Prize Winners - Explanatory Journalism: Michael Vitez, Ron Cortes and April Saul, The Pulitzer Prizes. Accessed February 13, 2011. "April Saul was born on May 27, 1955, in New York City, and grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey."
  2. ^ http://www.philly.com/inquirer/special/gun_toll/6539657.html
1996 in art

The year 1996 in art involves various significant events.

East Brunswick, New Jersey

East Brunswick is a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. The suburban community is part of the New York City metropolitan area and is located on the southern shore of the Raritan River, directly adjacent to the city of New Brunswick. According to the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 47,512, reflecting an increase of 756 (+1.6%) from the 46,756 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,208 (+7.4%) from the 43,548 counted in the 1990 Census.East Brunswick was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 28, 1860, from portions of both Monroe Township and North Brunswick Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Washington town within the township (February 23, 1870; became independent as South River on February 28, 1898), Helmetta (March 20, 1888), Milltown (January 29, 1889) and Spotswood (April 15, 1908).As of the 2010 Census, the United States Census Bureau calculated that New Jersey's center of population was located a few hundred feet east of Nenninger Lane, near the New Jersey Turnpike. Based on the results of the 2000 Census, the state's center of population was located on Milltown Road in East Brunswick.

List of Tufts University people

The list of Tufts University people includes alumni, professors, and administrators associated with Tufts University. For a list of Tufts' presidents, see List of Presidents of Tufts University. It includes alumni and affiliates of the acquired Jackson College for Women and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

List of University of Minnesota people

This is a list of notable people associated with the University of Minnesota.

Michael Vitez

Michael Vitez (born April 11, 1957) is an American journalist and author.

Vitez has written for The Philadelphia Inquirer since 1985 and is known for his human-interest stories. In 1997, Vitez, along with Inquirer photographers April Saul and Ron Cortes, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism for a series of articles he wrote on end-of-life care, telling the stories of terminally ill patients who wished to die with dignity.

Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting

The Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting has been presented since 1998, for a distinguished example of explanatory reporting that illuminates a significant and complex subject, demonstrating mastery of the subject, lucid writing and clear presentation. From 1985 to 1997, it was known as the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism.

The Pulitzer Prize Board announced the new category in November 1984, citing a series of explanatory articles that seven months earlier had won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. The series, "Making It Fly" by Peter Rinearson of The Seattle Times, was a 29,000-word account of the development of the Boeing 757 jetliner. It had been entered in the National Reporting category, but judges moved it to Feature Writing to award it a prize. In the aftermath, the Pulitzer Prize Board said it was creating the new category in part because of the ambiguity about where explanatory accounts such as "Making It Fly" should be recognized. The Pulitzer Committee issues an official citation explaining the reasons for the award.

Saul (surname)

Saul is the surname of:

Andrew Saul (born 1946), chairman of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

April Saul (born 1955), American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Bernard Francis Saul (1872-1931), American banker

Berrick Saul, CBE (1924-2016), Vice-Chancellor of the University of York

Bernard Saul II, American businessman

Bill Saul (1940-2006), American National Football League player

Frank Saul (basketball) (born 1924), American former National Basketball Association player

Frank Saul (footballer) (born 1943), English former footballer

John Saul (disambiguation)

John Hennessy Saul (1819–1897), Irish-born American horticulturist and landscape architect

Nigel Saul (born 1952), British historian

Oscar Saul (1912-1994), American screenwriter

Peter Saul (born 1934), American painter

Rich Saul (1948-2012), American National Football League player, twin brother of Ron

Richard Saul (1891-1965), Irish air marshal

Roger Saul (born 1950), British businessman, the founder of the Mulberry (company) fashion chain

Ron Saul (1948-2012), American National Football League player, twin brother of Rich

The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer is a morning daily newspaper that serves the Philadelphia metropolitan area of the United States. The newspaper was founded by John R. Walker and John Norvell in June 1829 as The Pennsylvania Inquirer and is the third-oldest surviving daily newspaper in the United States. Owned by Philadelphia Media Network, a subsidiary of The Philadelphia Foundation's nonprofit Institute for Journalism in New Media, The Inquirer has the eighteenth largest average weekday U.S. newspaper circulation and has won twenty Pulitzer Prizes. It is the newspaper of record in the Delaware Valley.The paper has risen and fallen in prominence throughout its history. The Inquirer first became a major newspaper during the American Civil War when its war coverage was popular on both sides. The paper's circulation dropped after the war, then rose by the end of the 19th century. Originally supportive of the Democratic Party, The Inquirer's political affiliation eventually shifted toward the Whig Party and then the Republican Party before officially becoming politically independent in the middle of the 20th century. By the end of the 1960s, The Inquirer trailed its chief competitor, the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, and lacked modern facilities and experienced staff. In the 1970s, new owners and editors turned the newspaper into one of the country's most prominent, winning 20 Pulitzers.

The editor is Gabriel Escobar. Stan Wischnowski is vice president of news operations.

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