David Barstow’s first Pulitzer was for public service, in 2004. The second, a 2009 prize for investigative reporting. And the third came just last year, when Barstow – together with his New York Times colleague Alejandra Sxanic von Bertrab – won for a series about Wal-Mart malfeasance in Mexico.
Moving forward, this esteemed member of the journalism profession will soon be contributing to the website poynter.org and teaching via the organization’s e-learning site News University. From today’s announcement that he is joining the institute’s adjunct faculty:
“David Barstow is one of the premier investigative reporters and storytellers of this generation, or any generation,” said Tim Franklin, president of The Poynter Institute. “He represents exactly what Poynter strives to impart in its programs and its teaching – excellent journalism that serves the public interest. David is the first of several new adjuncts who will be joining the institute’s already stellar teaching team.”
Added Barstow: “I’m thrilled and honored to join the Poynter community. I’ve spent my career trying to blend high-stakes investigative reporting with great narrative storytelling. I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned along the way — successes and failures alike — in keeping with Poynter’s rich and distinguished tradition of helping all of us become better storytellers.”
Prior to arriving at the Times in 1999, Barstow worked for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Rochester Times-Union St. Petersburg Times.[Photo courtesy: New York Times]