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Two Newhouse School alumnae win Pulitzer Prizes for journalism

April 20, 2011

Wendy S. Loughlin
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Two graduates of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications – Nikki Kahn G’04 and Paloma Esquivel G’06 – have been named 2011 Pulitzer Prize winners.

kahnKahn was part of a team of three photographers from The Washington Post who won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for their images of the devastation caused by the Haitian earthquake. A slideshow of their work appears on The Washington Post’s website. Kahn earned a master’s degree in photography from the Newhouse School.

esquivelEsquivel was part of a team from The Los Angeles Times led by Ruben Vives and Jeff Gottlieb whose work exposing corruption in the small city of Bell, Calif. earned the paper the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Winners in that category are awarded “for a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper or news site through the use of its journalistic resources.” Esquivel earned a master’s degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from the Newhouse School.

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