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Joe Mahr

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Joe Mahr is an American investigative journalist, who won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.

Life

He was born in Genoa, Ohio and attended Genoa Area High School and the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University, where he obtained his undergraduate degree in journalism.

In 2004, Mahr was awarded the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting along with Mitch Weiss and Michael D. Sallah, for a series on the atrocities committed by Tiger Force, a U.S. Army platoon during the Vietnam War.[1] The trio also received The Medal by Investigative Reporters & Editors; a first-place Sigma Delta Chi Award for investigative reporting; a first-place Nieman Award presented by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, and a first-place award for investigative reporting by Associated Press Society of Ohio.

His Chicago Tribune article about police corruption in Harvey, Illinois, co-authored by Joseph Ryan and Matthew Walberg, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.[2]

His investigative work for the Toledo Blade also included an investigation into allegations that the police in Toledo refused to arrest or investigate abusive priests[3] In addition to his Pulitzer Prize–winning work, Mahr has also written a series of stories looking at abuse and neglect in the mental health system for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

He currently writes for the Chicago Tribune[4] where he was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for his coverage of government corruption in the Chicago suburb of Harvey, IL.[5]

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Genoa, Ohio

Genoa, Ohio

Genoa is a village in Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,336 at the 2010 census. Originally settled as Stony Ridge, it took its present name in 1856 and was incorporated as a village on December 10, 1868.

Genoa Area High School

Genoa Area High School

Genoa Area High School is a public high school in Genoa, Ohio, United States. It is the only high school in the Genoa Area Local School District. Other towns in the district are Curtice, Clay Center, Martin, and Williston.

Honors Tutorial College

Honors Tutorial College

The Honors Tutorial College (HTC) at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio is a college in the United States with a degree-granting program incorporating all the essential features of the traditional British constituent college tutorial system of undergraduate education developed over centuries at Oxford and Cambridge. Other American schools with similar programs include St. John's College of Annapolis, Maryland and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Ohio University

Ohio University

Ohio University is a public research university in Athens, Ohio. The first university chartered by an Act of Congress and the first to be chartered in Ohio, the university was chartered in 1787 by the Congress of the Confederation and subsequently approved for the territory in 1802 and state in 1804, opening for students in 1809. Ohio University is the oldest university in Ohio and among the oldest public universities in the United States.

Mitch Weiss

Mitch Weiss

Mitchell S. Weiss is an American investigative journalist, and an editor at The Charlotte Observer. He won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, with Joe Mahr and Michael D. Sallah.

Michael D. Sallah

Michael D. Sallah

Michael D. Sallah is an American investigative reporter who has twice been awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Sigma Delta Chi Award

Sigma Delta Chi Award

The Sigma Delta Chi Awards are presented annually by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) for excellence in journalism. The SPJ states the purpose of the award is to promote "the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry".

Nieman Foundation for Journalism

Nieman Foundation for Journalism

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University is the primary journalism institution at Harvard. It was founded in February 1938 as the result of a $1.4 million bequest by Agnes Wahl Nieman, the widow of Lucius W. Nieman, founder of The Milwaukee Journal. Scholarships were established for journalists with at least three years' experience to go back to college to advance their work. She stated the goal was "to promote and elevate the standards of journalism in the United States and educate persons deemed specially qualified for journalism." It is based at Walter Lippmann House in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Harvard University

Harvard University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636 as Harvard College and named for its first benefactor, the Puritan clergyman John Harvard, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tribune Publishing. Founded in 1847, and formerly self-styled as the "World's Greatest Newspaper", it remains the most-read daily newspaper in the Chicago metropolitan area and the Great Lakes region. In 2017, it had the sixth-highest circulation of any American newspaper.

Harvey, Illinois

Harvey, Illinois

Harvey is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 20,324 at the 2020 census.

Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize is an award administered by Columbia University for achievements in newspaper, magazine, online journalism, literature, and musical composition within the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher. Prizes are awarded annually in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$15,000 cash award. The winner in the public service category is awarded a gold medal.

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References
  1. ^ Kelly Lecker (2004-04-06). "Blade wins Pulitzer: Series exposing Vietnam atrocities earns top honor". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 2009-05-02.
  2. ^ "Finalist: Joe Mahr, Joseph Ryan and Matthew Walberg of Chicago Tribune".
  3. ^ Madeleine Brand (2005-08-02). "Report: Toledo Cops Refused to Probe Priest Abuse". National Public Radio. Retrieved 2009-05-02.
  4. ^ Mahr, Joe. "Author Profile". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  5. ^ "2015 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting Finalists". www.pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2017-09-13.

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