Pulitzer Prize Winner Interviews

Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson is a senior correspondent at Time, where he has played a key role in Time’s coverage of the Iraq war and its aftermath. In 1985, when reporting for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for his reports about fatal flaws in the Army’s Huey and Cobra helicopters that had resulted in the unnecessary deaths of 250 U.S. servicemen. In response to his reports, the Army grounded 600 helicopters for repairs. In 1987, he served on the Pentagon’s first operational press pool in the Persian Gulf. Since joining Time in 1994, he has covered the military beat, including a lone interview with the first woman to command a U.S. warship. He now investigates political controversies, such as cronyism in the Bush administration and the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina. The College of Communication presented Thompson with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 1993.

The Interview

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Tom Fiedler
COM ’71 MS
Daniel Goodrich
COM ’75
Stan Grossfeld
COM ’80 MS
Stephen Kurkjian
CAS ’66
Anthony Lewis
Mark Thompson
COM ’75
Helen Ubinas
COM ’94
Don Van Natta, Jr.
COM ’86
Susan Walsh
COM ’87