A Century of Excellence: The Pulitzer Prizes and Journalism’s Impact at UNT
Excellence in journalism has been a part of the heritage of the University of North Texas for a full century. Beginning with the Campus Chat in 1916, student reporters and editors have covered important events in Denton and at UNT. Today’s North Texas Daily – along with NTDaily Radio and NTDaily TV – continues to give journalism students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in finding and reporting news in a real-world setting.
Over the years, 14 alumni of the University of North Texas have been associated with journalism’s top honor, the coveted Pulitzer Prize, either as winners or finalists.
In September 2016, the Mayborn School of Journalism hosted a special event titled A Century of Excellence: The Pulitzer Prizes and Journalism’s Impact at UNT
The multi-week event included a gallery display installed at the UNT University Union, a reunion of North Texas Daily editors and staffers, and an evening celebration in the UNT Lyceum featuring panel discussions with 10 Pulitzer-honored Mayborn alumni.
This page documents our celebration. Enjoy!
A Century of Excellence: The Pulitzer Prizes and Journalism's Impact at UNT Event Videos
Part I - Opening Remarks, Provost Remarks, City of Denton Proclamation, Pulitzer Video (30:57)
Part II - Panel Discussion: Pulitzer Prize Finalists | Moderator: Dr. Tracy Everbach (46:11)
Part III - Panel Discussion: Pulitzer Prize Winners | Moderator: George Getschow (47:31)
Part IV - Audience Q&A: Pulitzer Prize Winners, Dean Closing Remarks (30:22)