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Pulitzer Prize Board Elects Two New Members

Thomas L. Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times foreign affairs columnist, and Gregory L. Moore, editor of the Denver Post, have been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board, Columbia University announced today.

Friedman, a native of Minneapolis, graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University in 1975 with a degree in Mediterranean studies. On a Marshall Scholarship, he studied at Oxford University's St. Antony's College and later earned a master's degree in Middle East studies from Oxford in 1978. After a year as a general assignment reporter in the London bureau of United Press International (UPI), Friedman was transferred to UPI's Beirut bureau as a correspondent. In 1981, he began a long tenure at The New York Times: first, as a financial reporter in its New York bureau, as bureau chief in its Beirut office from 1982 to 1984 and Israel bureau chief from 1984 to 1988.

After winning a 1988 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship to write his first book, From Beirut to Jerusalem, Friedman was made chief diplomatic correspondent for the Times in 1989 and was appointed chief White House correspondent in 1992. He then served as international economics correspondent in 1994, and became foreign affairs columnist the following year.

For international reporting, Friedman won the Pulitzer Prize in both 1983 and 1988 and again in 2002 for distinguished commentary. In 2004, he was also awarded the Overseas Press Club Award for lifetime achievement. He is the author of several award-winning books, including The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization. Friedman has been a visiting professor at Harvard, earned honorary degrees from five universities and currently serves on the board of trustees at Brandeis University.

Gregory L. Moore

Moore has been editor of the Denver Post since June 2002. Prior to that, he was managing editor of the Boston Globe. The Cleveland native graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1976 with a degree in journalism and political science. Later that year, he became a reporter for the Journal Herald in Dayton, Ohio, covering a number of beats, including city hall. In 1980, Moore returned to Cleveland, where he spent six years and covered county and city government before being named state political editor and then day city editor for the Plain Dealer.

The Boston Globe hired Moore in 1986 as a senior assistant city editor. He rose through the ranks, becoming city editor the following year, assistant managing editor for local news in 1989, deputy managing editor in 1991 and managing editor in 1994.

In 1996, Moore was named Journalist of the Year by the New England Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. He is a former board member of NABJ and of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and has taught at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and the American Press Institute. He is a member of the board of trustees at Ohio Wesleyan University .

The 2005 Pulitzer Prizes will be announced on April 4 and presented on May 23 at Columbia University. Columbia awards the prizes after their determination by the Pulitzer board. Members of the board serve a maximum of nine years.

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Published: Dec 03, 2004
Last modified: Jan 10, 2005

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