Stephen Henderson honored with Pulitzer Prize.
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press and the staff of The Boston Globe for winning the Pulitzer Prize, journalism’s most prestigious award. The 43-year-old Henderson, editorial page editor at the Free Press, was recognized in the commentary category for his series of editorials that exposed the City of Detroit’s financial collapse and fiscal mismanagement. “It’s not really sunk in yet. I’m still completely overwhelmed, but, of course, really grateful,” Henderson told the Free Press on Monday after the winners were announced. “The work that we do here is so important right now and so critical to the city.”
The Pulitzer jury lauded Henderson for writing “passionate, unsparing columns on the financial crisis” in Detroit, which is his hometown.
Several NABJ members were recognized when The Boston Globe was announced as the Pulitzer’s breaking-news winner. The newspaper was singled out for its blanket coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. In all, four people lost their lives in the explosion and the manhunt that followed while more than 260 others were wounded near the finish line of the historic race.