Congratulations to graduate student Tyler Pager, who has won a journalism prize organised by The New York Times.
Tyler, who is studying for an MSc in Comparative Social Policy at St John’s, won the opportunity to travel and write this summer with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times.
Tyler will travel with Kristof to the Central African Republic and write stories for The New York Times’ website. Kristof said he hoped Pager’s reporting would draw student readers to the site, and said he valued Pager’s ‘fresh eyes’.
Pager said he is looking forward both to the reporting trip and to working with Kristof: ‘I hope our work brings to light the pressing issues facing a region that is often neglected by mainstream media outlets. Nick has an incredible platform, and I'm excited to work with him to dive deeper into issues of global poverty and social justice. Nick’s work has transformed the discourse around many of these issues, and I hope I can play a role in furthering the conversation. I also know we will learn a great deal from the people we meet during the course of our travels, and I hope to share their stories and teachings with readers.
‘On a personal level, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from Nick. Nick is one of the most accomplished journalists working today and I'm incredibly lucky to work alongside him.’
photo from Medill, Northwestern University