Winners in the 12th annual Mirror Awards competition honoring excellence in media industry reporting were announced June 12 at a ceremony in New York City hosted by the Newhouse School. Kimberly Brooks, anchor and correspondent at Fusion TV, was master of ceremonies at…
Newhouse Alumnus Wins Pulitzer Prize for Washington Post Series
Saslow won in the explanatory reporting category: “Awarded to Eli Saslow of The Washington Post for his unsettling and nuanced reporting on the prevalence of food stamps in post-recession America, forcing readers to grapple with issues of poverty and dependency.” The award comes with a $10,000 prize.
Saslow previously won the prestigious George Polk Award for National Reporting and an ASNE award for the six-part series. He spoke with the Newhouse School last month about his work and the awards.
Saslow, who was a newspaper major at Newhouse and worked extensively at The Daily Orange while a student, said the series took about a year to report and then was published over about 12 months in 2013.
Saslow was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing in 2013 and garnered wide praise for a wrenching story about a family who lost their young son in the Newtown shootings.
Saslow and his wife, Rachel, a freelance writer and a Newhouse and Daily Orange alumna, live in Maryland outside Washington, D.C., with their two daughters, Sienna and Chloe.