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Louise Kiernan

Louise Kiernan
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Associate Professor, Medill School of Journalism

Louise Kiernan, an associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, was formerly a writing coach, editor and reporter for the Chicago Tribune. Louse was the lead writer on “Gateway to Gridlock,” a report on the American air-traffic system, which won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. After joining the Tribune as an intern in 1992, Louise ran the paper’s urban-affairs team; worked on the Sunday magazine staff; reported from abroad; and contributed to the newspaper’s features, commentary, books and travel sections.

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