Howard College Graduate Donovan Thomas Amongst The New York Instances 2022 Pulitzer Prize-Successful Staff

By Aaliyah Butler

Howard College alumnus, Donovan Thomas (BA ’22), was part of The New York Instances 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning group acknowledged for a distinguished instance of reporting on nationwide affairs, utilizing any obtainable journalistic device.

The profitable sequence was an bold venture that quantified a disturbing sample of deadly visitors stops by police, illustrating how tons of of deaths might have been averted and the way officers usually averted punishment with articles like “How Police Justify Killing Drivers: The Car Was a Weapon” and “How a Genetic Trait in Black Individuals Can Give the Police Cowl.”

Established in 1917 by provisions within the will of Joseph Pulitzer, the Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, journal, on-line journalism, literature, and musical composition inside the US. With this recognition, Thomas joins others within the Howard neighborhood whose work has been acknowledged with this distinguished award, together with Howard College professor Nikole Hannah-Jones, alumna Toni Morrison, and technical advisor for The Hilltop Newspaper, Keith Alexander.

We sat down with Thomas to ask him about graduating from Howard, journalist integrity, the Howard mentors that aided him in his investigative journalist journey, and his subsequent steps.


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