[1987 · Akron Beacon Journal · General News Reporting]
SERIES CHRONICLED ATTEMPTED GOODYEAR TAKEOVER
When Akron, Ohio’s economic stability was threatened, the staff at the Akron Beacon Journal made sure to thoroughly cover the events of the “The Goodyear War,” earning them the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for General News Reporting.
The special section reconstructed the attempt by investors, led by Sir James Goldsmith, to take over Akron’s biggest employer and loyal corporate citizen, Goodyear. It examined the potential effects on 13,000 local employees, schools, thousands of retirees, the United Way, churches and many other facets of community life.
The Beacon Journal front page from April 17, 1987, announcing the paper’s Pulitzer win.
Akron Beacon Journal reporters and editors, Doug Oplinger, business editor (seated left) Peter Geiger, business writer (seated right) and (standing in back from left) Larry Pantages, businees writer, Bob Paynter, reporter, Jim Quinn, Stark county bureau chief, Bruce Winges, executive news editor and Eric Sandstrom, reporter react to the news that the paper won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for general reporting for their coverage of the attempted take over of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
More photos of newsroom personnel celebrating the Pulitzer win.