Congratulations to Centaur Jake Halpern '93, on his Pulitzer Prize!
"Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan were recognized with the editorial cartooning award for their series chronicling a Syrian refugee family as they adjusted to their new life in the United States.
The series, which ran every other week in the print Sunday Review of The New York Times from January to September 2017, was based on the experience of a real Syrian family, combining original reporting with a novel presentation and a strong point of view.
In a letter nominating their work for the prize, Mr. Halpern and Mr. Sloan said there was 'no template for us to use.'
'The Times is full of deadline journalism but no one at the paper had ever reported out an ongoing story in comic-strip or graphic novel form,' they wrote. 'As far as we know, no one ever has.'
The cartoon will be expanded into a full-length book. It was the first win for The Times in the category, which has been awarded since 1922."
Read more about Jake and his time at CHS in this Buffalo News Article