If you want to feel truly humbled, turn down the Twitter for a moment, stop trying to figure out who was nominated for which Webby and read this:
David Barstow is a senior writer at The New York Times. He and a colleague were awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for their stories on Wal-Mart using bribery to dominate the market in Mexico. He was also awarded the Pulitzer for Investigative Reporting in 2009. In 2004, The New York Times was awarded in the Public Service category for the work of Barstow and Times colleague Lowell Bergman that examined the death and injury of American workers due to neglect by their employers. In addition, Barstow’s investigations have won three George Polk Awards, a Goldsmith Prize, an Alfred I. duPont Silver Baton, a Peabody Award, a Loeb Award, an IRE Award and an Overseas Press Club Citation. He also has been a Pulitzer finalist three times
Barstow is one of five Northwestern alumni who will be inducted into the Medill School’s Hall of Achievement at a ceremony in May. The others are communications executive Patricia L. Blackburn, Fleishman-Hillard president Jack Modzelewski, Barstow’s Pulitzer-winning NYT colleague James Risen and Fox Searchlight president Nancy Utley.
At separate ceremonies in April and the fall, honors will also be bestowed on a pair of TV series creators: Mary Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane) and George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones).
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