Hector Tobar and Brent Walth: Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists join SOJC faculty



Brent Walth (left); Hector Tobar

Brent Walth (left); Hector Tobar

April 1, 2015—“Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists with strong connections to the university and the state are joining the faculty of the UO School of Journalism and Communication.

“Brent Walth, managing editor for news for Willamette Week, has accepted a full-time assistant professor of journalism position. Walth shared the Pulitzer Prize for public service reporting for stories The Oregonian wrote in 2001 about what was then the Immigration and Naturalization Service.” …

“Hector Tobar has been teaching journalism classes in the SOJC for the past year as a visiting assistant professor and recently accepted a permanent position. His latest work, Deep Down Dark, The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free, is a New York Times bestseller and is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. “Deep Down Dark” also was listed in the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014.”

For the full story, go to: Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists join SOJC faculty | Around the O.

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