Pulitzer Prizes and the UNC School of Media and Journalism

The school upgraded the Carroll Hall lobby in time for the fall 2015 semester with a museum-quality installation of the Pulitzer Prize that 1953 alumnus Horace Carter donated to the school in 1990 hoping to inspire future generations of students. 
 
The new location provides greater prominence and exposure to students for Carter’s story. His courageous community journalism led to The Tabor City Tribune becoming, in 1953, the first weekly newspaper to win the Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service, the most coveted Pulitzer of all. 
 
Carter, founder, owner and operator of the newspaper, earned the prize for his crusade against the Ku Klux Klan — resulting in 62 Klan convictions. 
 
View the time lapse of the Pulitzer display installation:
 

 

Pulitzer Prize Winners Affiliated with the UNC School of Media and Journalism (DRAFT)

The Pulitzer Prize Board is preparing for its centennial year in 2016 of awarding the prizes. The UNC School of Media and Journalism is taking the opportunity to account for all of the Pulitzers with which our alumni, faculty and former students have been affiliated. We’d like your help. See the draft list below, and please let us know if you have a tip on anything we’ve missed.
 
1953
Horace Carter '43
Meritorious public service  
Tabor City Tribune (with Whiteville News-Reporter)
 
Lenoir Chambers '14
Editorials 
The Virginian-Pilot
 
Vermont Royster '35 
Editorials 
The Wall Street Journal
 
1965
Bill Woestendiek '47 
Special reporting award
Houston Post
As managing editor, directed coverage that won the special reporting award 
 
1968
Derick J. Daniels '50 
Investigative reporting  
Detroit Free Press
 
Phil Meyer '63 (M.A.)
Investigative reporting 
Detroit Free Press
 
1970s
Eugene Roberts '54 (six awards as executive editor)
The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
1972
Jeff MacNelly '69
Political cartoons 
The Richmond News Leader
 
1979
Bill Woestendiek '47 
Special reporting award
Arizona Daily Star
As executive editor, directed coverage that won the special reporting award
 
Edwin Yoder '56 
Editorials
The Washington Star
 
1980
Joel Brinkley '75  (jointly with Jay Mather) 
International reporting
The Courier-Journal
 
1981
Jonathan Yardley '61
Criticism - Book reviews
The Washington Star
 
1984
Vermont Royster '35 
Distinguished commentary  
 
1985
Jeff MacNelly, (his third)  
 
1987
John William Woestendiek Jr. '75  (jointly with Daniel R. Biddle, H.G. Bissinger and Frederic Tulsky) 
Special reporting
The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
1989
David Zucchino '73 
Feature writing 
The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
1990
Eugene Roberts '54 
Public service
The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
1996    
Melanie Sill '81
The Sacramento Bee 
 
Pat Stith '66
The News & Observer 
 
2002    
Sarah Cohen '79
Investigative reporting
 
2006         
Jim Yardley  '86
International reporting
 
2015         
Helene Cooper '10 
International reporting 
The New York Times