Pulitzer Pride

Cara Fitzpatrick ’06JRN, a staff writer at the Tampa Bay Times, won the Pulitzer for local reporting. She and two other journalists were honored for exposing how a local school board turned five average schools in Black neighborhoods into some of the worst in Florida.

Sanghamitra Kalita ’00JRN, the managing editor of the Los Angeles Times, won the Pulitzer for breaking-news reporting. She was part of a team of staffers that covered the San Bernardino mass shooting and the terror investigation that followed.

Alissa J. Rubin ’85GSAS, the Paris bureau chief of the New York Times, won the Pulitzer for international reporting for her thoroughly reported and movingly written accounts of cruelties endured by Afghan women.

T. J. Stiles ’91GSAS won the Pulitzer for history for his book Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America. The citation describes the book as a rich and surprising new telling of the journey of the iconic American soldier, whose death turns out not to have been the main point of his life.