Tune in to www.voiceamerica.com, Health and Wellness channel on April 20, 2009 to hear Eric Newhouse’s interview. One Hour at a Time with Mary Woods airs Mondays at 3pm EST, with all previous shows available for download at any time.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eric Newhouse has been an editor of the Tribune since 1988, serving as news editor, editorial page editor and projects editor respectively. He won his Pulitzer for a 12-part series of stories in 1999 on the effects of alcoholism on Great Falls and Montana. He also served as a juror for the 2007 and 2008 Pulitzer Prizes, judging the entries in the explanatory reporting category.
Before joining the Tribune, Newhouse had an 18-year career with The Associated Press, the national wire service. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, and a second master’s from Columbia University, where he was also honored as an international fellow. He has taught English and mass communications as an adjunct professor at the University of Great Falls since 1989.
Newhouse won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for “Alcohol: Cradle to Grave,” a 12-part series of stories that were published once a month throughout 1999. It was also honored by the NAADAC, the Society of Addiction Professionals; the Research Society on Alcoholism; and the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers.
The series was published as a hardcover book by Hazelden Foundation and has been updated and reprinted as a soft cover book by Issues Press. It’s available through the publisher or via Amazon.com.
A second book, “Faces of Combat, PTSD & TBI,” was published by Issues Press in the fall of 2008. You can learn more about the book at its Web site: www.FacesOfCombat.US.
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