Three Time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist from The New York Times Joins Poynter as Adjunct

May 09, 2014, 14:09 ET from The Poynter Institute

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Times reporter David Barstow, whose work has won three Pulitzer Prizes in the last decade, is joining The Poynter Institute's adjunct faculty.

Barstow will contribute to (, the Institute's successful media news blog, which draws nearly 5 million unique visitors yearly and teach for News University (, Poynter's e-learning site.

Barstow, a senior writer at The Times, is known for his relentless, precise reporting and his gifts as an investigative storyteller. Barstow has worked on The Times' investigative unit since 2002. He won his latest Pulitzer Prize in 2013, with Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab, for stories that documented Wal-Mart's corrupt practices in Mexico.  Barstow also won a Pulitzer for investigative reporting in 2009, and his work earned The Times the prize for public service in 2004.

In addition, Barstow's investigations have won numerous awards, including three George Polk Awards, a Goldsmith Prize, an Alfred I. duPont Silver Baton, a Peabody Award, a Loeb Award, an IRE Award, and an Overseas Press Club Citation.  He also has been a Pulitzer finalist three times.

"David Barstow is one of the premier investigative reporters and storytellers of this generation, or any generation," said Tim Franklin, president of The Poynter Institute. "He represents exactly what Poynter strives to impart in its programs and its teaching - excellent journalism that serves the public interest. David is the first of several new adjuncts who will be joining the institute's already stellar teaching team."

"I'm thrilled and honored to join the Poynter community," Barstow said. "I've spent my career trying to blend high-stakes investigative reporting with great narrative story telling. I look forward to sharing what I've learned along the way -- successes and failures alike -- in keeping with Poynter's rich and distinguished tradition of helping all of us become better story tellers."

Before coming to The Times in 1999, Barstow worked for the Green Bay Press-Gazette in Wisconsin, the Rochester Times-Union in New York, and the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times).

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