Clarence Page 2017
Clarence Page, who won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a nationally syndicated columnist and a member of the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board. Page also has been a regular contributor of essays to “The PBS NewsHour,” a regular panelist on “The McLaughlin Group” and a frequent guest on other national radio and television programs. He began his journalism career as a freelance writer and photographer for the Middletown (Ohio) Journal and The Cincinnati Enquirer at the age of 17. He was a reporter, producer and community affairs director at WBBM-TV from 1980 to 1984. Before that he was a reporter and assistant city editor for the Chicago Tribune, where he participated in a 1972 series on vote fraud, which also won a Pulitzer Prize. His latest book, a collection of his columns titled “Culture Worrier” was published in 2014.
“I am delightfully surprised and honored to receive this award, especially now when our profession and press freedoms are under fire,” Page said. “I accept on behalf of all journalists working hard to protect the public’s right to know and hold our leaders accountable.”
Watch Clarence Page describe the Chicago Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize winning work on voter fraud: