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David Barstow

David Barstow (BSJ86) has won four Pulitzer Prizes for reporting at The New York Times. Barstow was the first journalist to be honored four times in reporting categories.

In 2019, Barstow, along with New York Times colleagues Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner won the Pulitzer for Explanatory Reporting for a series on President Donald Trump’s personal finances. The investigative pieces detailed “dubious tax schemes” and outlined the millions the president inherited from his father.

Barstow was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting with colleague Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab for their stories on Wal-Mart using bribery to dominate the market in Mexico. Barstow also won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2009 for his series about the Pentagon’s hidden campaign to influence news coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2004, Barstow and colleague Lowell Bergman won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for articles about employers who committed workplace safety violations that resulted in the injuries and deaths of hundreds of American workers.

Barstow was also a Pulitzer finalist for his work at The St. Petersburg Times, a Florida newspaper.