Russell Carollo

Russell John Carollo (March 16, 1955 – December 19, 2018) was an American journalist who worked as an investigative reporter for, among numerous publications, the Dayton Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, and The Sacramento Bee. He won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting at the Dayton Daily News for uncovering mismanagement in military healthcare.[1] During his 30-year career, Carollo reported from at least seventeen countries.


Carollo is a native ofLacombe in St. Tammany Parish in suburban New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and he also graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor’s degree in history. (Louisiana State University inducted him into its Journalism Hall of Fame in 2009.) He also is a former Michigan Journalism Fellow, class of 1989–1990.

Carollo worked as a special projects reporter for the Dayton Daily News, The Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times, and he’s taught journalism at Colorado College and Oklahoma State University.

Carollo currently works as a freelance journalist and consultant based out of Colorado, and his specialties include computer-assisted reporting, FOIA, state public records, the military, and long-term investigative projects.


In addition to his 1998 Pulitzer Prize, Carollo has been a Pulitzer finalist four times, most recently in 2002. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Carollo has won numerous other national awards, including Harvard University’s Goldsmith Award, two White House Correspondent’s Association awards from [U.S. President]]s George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Gerald Ford.


  1. ^ The 1998 Pulitzer Prize Winners: National Reporting: Russell Carollo and Jeff Nesmith," The Pulitzer Prizes website. Accessed Dec. 16, 2012.

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Dayton Daily News

The Dayton Daily News (DDN) is a daily newspaper published in Dayton, Ohio, United States. It is a product of Cox Media Group Ohio (CMG Ohio), an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company owned by parent company Cox Enterprises, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the flagship publication of Cox Media Group Ohio.

Deaths in December 2018

The following is a list of notable deaths in December 2018.

Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent country of citizenship (if applicable), reason for notability, cause of death (if known), and reference.

Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

The Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting is an award for journalists administered by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University. The program was launched in 1991, with the goal of exposing examples of poor government, and encouraging good government in the United States. There is a $25,000 award for the winner.

The Goldsmith Awards Program is financially supported by an annual grant from the Greenfield Foundation.

Harry Diamond Laboratories

The Harry Diamond Laboratories (HDL) was a research facility of the Ordnance Development Division of the National Bureau of Standards and later the US Army, most notable for its work on proximity fuzes in World War II. The organization was founded in 1940, but was not named after its first director Harry Diamond until 1962. HDL was one of seven Army laboratories merged to form the new Army Research Laboratory in 1992.

Investigative Reporters and Editors

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the quality of investigative reporting. Formed in 1975, it presents the IRE Awards and holds conferences and training classes for journalists. Its headquarters is in Columbia, Missouri, at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The IRE Awards have categories in all different media.

Jeff Nesmith

Jeff Nesmith is an American journalist. In 1998 while at the Dayton Daily News, he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting with Russell Carollo for uncovering mismanagement in military healthcare.

Knight-Wallace Fellowship

The Knight-Wallace Fellowship (previously known as the NEH Journalism Fellowship and the Michigan Journalism Fellowship) is an award given to accomplished journalists at the University of Michigan. Knight-Wallace Fellowships are awarded to reporters, editors, photographers, producers, editorial writers and cartoonists, with at least five years of full-time, professional experience in the news media.

The fellows attend mandatory seminars twice weekly, and each fellow pursues an independent study plan which involves auditing University of Michigan classes and working with a faculty advisor. International travel is an important part of the fellowship, with annual trips to Argentina, Brazil, and Turkey.

Fellows are given a stipend of $70,000, paid in monthly installments from September to April. The fellowship home is at the Wallace House in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

This Pulitzer Prize has been awarded since 1942 for a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs in the United States. In its first six years (1942–1947), it was called the Pulitzer Prize for Telegraphic Reporting – National.


Sharesleuth is an investigative reporting website, created to investigate and report on instances of alleged securities fraud and corporate malfeasance. It was founded in July 2006 by American businessman Mark Cuban and business reporter Chris Carey, formerly of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

USS Duncan (FFG-10)

The USS Duncan (FFG-10) was the fourth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class of guided-missile frigates, and was named for Vice Admiral Donald B. Duncan (1896–1975). Ordered from Todd Pacific, Seattle, Washington on 27 February 1976 as part of the FY75 program, Duncan was laid down on 29 April 1977, launched on 1 March 1978, and commissioned on 15 May 1980, CDR Ross D. Barker in command.

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