[1971 • Akron Beacon Journal • General Local Reporting]
PAPER PROVIDED IN-DEPTH LOOK AT KENT STATE SHOOTING
“At Kent State, I was learning to be a photojournalist,” he wrote. “When I took those pictures on that tragic day in May, I learned a lot more than that.”
PULITZER ENTRY MATERIALS:
Murray Powers, Kent State University journalism professor and former managing editor of the Beacon Journal provided the cover letter for the submission.
The Beacon Journal’s submission included coverage from the days immediately following the shootings, as well as longer-term coverage of investigations.
Biographies of the Beacon Journal employees involved in the Kent State coverage.
The Beacon Journal front page from May 4, 1971, announcing the paper’s Pulitzer win.
Some photos taken by Beacon Journal staff during the protests.
Forty years after the Kent State shootings, the Beacon Journal compiled original articles, look-backs, and personal accounts related to that day.
The Akron Beacon Journal has won a total of four Pulitzer Prizes. Photos documenting the entry and the wins are featured on the newspaper’s website.
Fellow Pulitzer winner Connie Schultz, a Kent State graduate, reflected in a column on the lessons from Kent State that still apply in 2015.