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The Times-Picayune. In 1996, he was part of a four-member team that produced Oceans of Trouble, a comprehensive look at the impending collapse of the world’s fisheries. The writing and photography broke new ground in the understanding of the environmental crisis unfolding in south Louisiana. The series was awarded the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for public service—the first Pulitzer in the paper’s 160-year history. In 2003, he photographed “LEAP Year,” a local story about high-stakes school testing, where he documented one eighth-grade class through their year as they prepared for the test. The photographs received recognition from the Robert Kennedy Journalism Awards and won the 2003 American Society of Newspaper Editors Staff Award for Community Service Photojournalism.

The Times-Picayune staff won a Pulitzer Prize for public service and another for breaking news.

The New York Times, The Washington PostNewsweekTime, and National Geographic. He has appeared in interviews on the CBS Morning ShowABCCNNFox News, and NBC with Dan Rather and Lester Holt, has been interviewed multiple times on NPR, and was one of three subjects featured in a documentary on Hurricane Katrina on The Weather Channel’s Hurricane 360.

The Times-Picayune, in recognition for “extraordinary photojournalism, video production and feature writing…For timeless journalism that has earned the trust of the community and the respect of your colleagues.”

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