Media/Journalism Award Goes to Maureen Dowd


The 2019 Media/Journalism Award goes to Maureen Dowd, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the New York Times.

Maureenis an op-ed columnist in the New York Times, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and author of 3 New York Times best sellers. She also writes for The Times Magazine.

Ms. Dowd began her journalism career in 1974 as an editorial assistant for The Washington Star, where she later became a sports columnist, metropolitan reporter and feature writer. In 1983, she joined The New York Times as a metropolitan correspondent and then moved to The Times’s Washington bureau in 1986 to cover politics.

Ms. Dowd has covered nine presidential campaigns, served as The Times’s White House correspondent, and written “On Washington,” a column for The Times Magazine. In the run-up to the 2004 presidential election, G. P. Putnam published her first book, “Bushworld,” which covered the presidency and personality of George W. Bush. After “Bushworld” quickly climbed the best-seller list, Ms. Dowd switched from presidential politics to sexual politics in another 2005 best seller, “Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide.”

Ms. Dowd has written for GQ, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New Republic, Mademoiselle, Sports Illustrated and others. Her column appears every Sunday.