SHE-LOGY: Pulitzer Prize-winning female journalists

Carol Guzy’s 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the crisis in Haiti. Image via


Photographer to The Washington Post, and four-time Pulitzer Prize winner in Journalism. No other journalist has won that many. There were only 3 others who won up to 4 Pulitzer Prizes — poet Robert Frost, playwrights Eugene O’Neill, Robert E. Sherwood.

  1. 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for Haiti
  2. 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography
  3. 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography
  4. 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography


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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covered the U.S. Supreme Court for The New York Times for more than 25 years, beginning in 1978.

  • 1998 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism (Beat Reporting) “for her consistently illuminating coverage of the United States Supreme Court”
  • Radcliffe speech in 2006: “I was the Harvard stringer for the Boston Herald, which regularly printed, and paid me for, my accounts of student unrest and other newsworthy events at Harvard. But when it came time during my senior year to look for a job in journalism, the Herald would not even give me an interview, and neither would theBoston Globe, because these newspapers had no interest in hiring women.”
  • The Greenhouse Effect — refers to a theory of Supreme Court justices’ behavior, i.e. the tendency of conservative Supreme Court Justices to vote with the liberals more often as their careers progress due to a desire for favorable press coverage.



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Author, journalist, and opinion columnist of the New York Times column Public and Private
  • 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
  • The Quindlen Effect –critic Lee Siegel coined the term to describe this phenomenon (Quindlen as an example of the “monsters of empathy” who “self subjugate and domesticate and assimilate every distant tragedy”) and suggested that it began with her Times column of December 13, 1992, in which Quindlen assailed the four alleged perpetrators of the Glen Ridge rape (Public & Private “21 Going On 6”)

SHE-LOGY is a blog project open to everyone who is interested to celebrate women this whole month of March. If you’re reading this, I extend that invitation to you to contribute post/s about the women you’d like to honor. You can email me at Thank you for reading this.


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