Rick Tulsky developed a sense of the power of exposing social wrongs as a young reporter at the Jackson, Ms., Clarion Ledger; and has retained his dedication to that work at The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Los Angeles Times, the San Jose Mercury News and the Center for Investigative Reporting. His work has received more than two dozen national awards including a Pulitzer Prize, and has been a nominated finalist in two other years. Rick is a lawyer, and has been both a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University and an Alicia Patterson fellow. He is the former president and longtime board member of the national organization Investigative Reporters and Editor. Rick is the co-director of Medill Watchdog, a program at Northwestern University’s journalism school to undertake collaborative projects on systemic problems while mentoring students in such work.