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David Barstow

David Barstow (BSJ86) worked for the St. Petersburg Times, a Florida newspaper, after graduating from Medill. While at the newspaper, Barstow was a finalist for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in spot news reporting. The next year, he was a finalist for two more Pulitzers, in the categories of investigative reporting and explanatory journalism.

In 1999, Barstow joined the staff of The New York Times. Five years later, the paper was granted the Pulitzer Prize for public service for an investigation on American workplace safety led by Barstow. The investigation was covered in two New York Times series and a PBS documentary.

Ten years after joining The Times, Barstow won his first Pulitzer, in the investigative reporting category. He won another Pulitzer for investigative reporting in 2013, shared with Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab. The awards were granted for articles that exposed corruption in the Pentagon and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., respectively.