UConn’s journalism department has the rare honor this fall of being augmented by two winners of the news profession’s highest honor. Mike Stanton, a veteran investigative reporter for the Providence Journal, was part of the team that won that paper’s Pulitzer Prize in 1994, for exposing corruption in the Rhode Island court system. Steven G. Smith, a visual journalist with experience ranging from professional hockey to natural disasters, was part of the Rocky Mountain News (Colorado) photo team that won the 2003 breaking news photography Pulitzer for their coverage of devastating wildfires. Both men look at joining the UConn faculty as an opportunity to help shape the future of journalism, an industry that seems to change by the day.
By Tom Breen