“The truth needs reinforcements,” David Barstow iterates at the 29th Annual Georgia Bar, Media & Judiciary Conference in Atlanta on Friday, February 28, 2020.
DAVID BARSTOW is a former senior writer at The New York Times and the first reporter to ever win four Pulitzer Prizes. Named the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism in July 2019, he is now the head of investigative reporting at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Barstow joined The Times in 1999 and became a member of the paper’s Investigative unit in 2002. He is the recipient of three Polk Awards, the Goldsmith Prize, the Alfred I. duPont Silver Baton, the Barlett and Steele Gold Medal, a Loeb Award, the Sidney Hillman Award, the Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting, two Sigma Delta Chi awards for distinguished service, the Peabody Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the Mirror Award, an Overseas Press Club Citation, two Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards, and the Gold Keyboard.
Before joining The Times, he reported for The St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) in Florida, where he was a finalist for three Pulitzers. Before that, he was a reporter at The Times-Union in Rochester, N.Y., and The Green Bay Press-Gazette in Wisconsin. Barstow is a native of Concord, Mass., and a graduate of Northwestern University, which honored him with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010. He was inducted into the Hall of Achievement at the university’s Medill School of Journalism in 2015.
Introduction by Richard Griffiths, President Emeritus of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation.
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