Jon Franklin

Jon Daniel Franklin (born January 13, 1943) is an American writer. He was born in Enid, Oklahoma.[1] He won the inaugural Pulitzer Prizes in two journalism categories both for his work as a science writer with the Baltimore Evening Sun.[2] Franklin holds a B.S. in journalism from the University of Maryland.[3] He is currently professor emeritus of journalism at his alma mater; previously, Franklin taught creative writing at the University of Oregon and was the head of the technical journalism department at Oregon State University.[4] He received honorary degrees from the University of Maryland in 1981 and Notre Dame de Namur University in 1982.[2]

The Canadian television film Shocktrauma is based on the book Franklin co-wrote with Alan Doelp.

Working for The Baltimore Sun, Franklin won the first Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 1979, for covering a brain surgery,[5] and won the first Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism in 1985, for a series about molecular psychiatry, "The Mind Fixers".[6]


  • Shocktrauma (1980) with Alan Doelp
  • Not Quite A Miracle (1983) with Alan Doelp
  • Guinea Pig Doctors (1984) with Dr. John T. Sutherland; republished in 2003 as If I Die In The Service Of Science: The Dramatic Stories Of Medical Scientists Who Experimented On Themselves
  • Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of a Two-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner (1986)
  • Molecules of the Mind: The Brave New Science of Molecular Psychology (1987)
  • The Wolf In The Parlor: The Eternal Connection between Humans and Dogs (2009)


  1. ^ Cusick, Daniel "Jon Franklin's Reality Story Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine", College Park Magazine,
  2. ^ a b Brennan, Elizabeth A. and Clarage, Elizabeth C., "Jon Daniel Franklin" Who's who of Pulitzer Prize winners, 1999, pg 196.
  3. ^ "Jon Franklin, Professor Emeritus", Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, The University of Maryland
  4. ^ Jon Franklin Archived 2011-10-04 at the Wayback Machine, Science Writing Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  5. ^ "Feature Writing". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-10-26.
  6. ^ "Explanatory Journalism". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-10-26.

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1985 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1985.

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Calvert County is included in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. It occupies the Calvert Peninsula, which is bordered on the east by Chesapeake Bay and on the west by the Patuxent River.

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Jon J. Franklin

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Operation Sea Orbit

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Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts

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Outline (list)

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Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$15,000 cash award (raised from $10,000 in 2017). The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal.

Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting

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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.

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Dick Atkins and Michael Lepiner were the executive producers, with Christopher Dalton and Wayne Fenske as producers. The production stars William Conrad as Dr. R Adams Cowley, the heart surgeon who pioneered trauma care. The film's score was composed by Eric Robertson.

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The Mind Fixers

The Mind Fixers was a seven-part series of newspaper stories which ran in the Baltimore Evening Sun in July 1984. It was written by Jon Franklin. It won the award for Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism in 1987.

The series explores the science of molecular psychiatry. Based upon interviews with more than fifty scientists, Franklin takes a generally optimistic point of view. He paraphrases his sources as saying that the new science is "capable of curing the mental diseases that afflict perhaps 20 percent of the population and constitute a major drain on the gross national product," as well as eventually expanding the boundaries of "the normal mind."

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