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Dale Maharidge

reporter, 1990 Pulitzer Prize

Dale Maharidge has been teaching at the journalism school since 2001; he first taught here in the early 1990s. He was a visiting professor at Stanford University for 10 years and before that he spent 15 years as a newspaperman, writing for the *Cleveland Plain Dealer*, *The Sacramento Bee*, and others. He's written for *Rolling Stone*, *George Magazine*, *The Nation, Mother Jones*, *The New York Times* op-ed page, among others. Most of his books are illustrated with the work of photographer Michael Williamson. Maharidge's first book, *Journey to Nowhere: The Saga of the New Underclass* (1985), later inspired Bruce Springsteen to write two songs; it was reissued in 1996 with an introduction by Springsteen. His second book, *And Their Children After Them* (1989), won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1990. Other books include *Yosemite: A Landscape of Life* (1990); *The Last Great American Hobo* (1993); and *The Coming White Minority: California, Multiculturalism & the Nation's Future* (1996, 1999); *Homeland* (2004); and *Denison, Iowa: Searching for the Soul of America Through the Secrets of a Midwest Town* (2005). Maharidge attended Cleveland State University. He was a 1988 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. In 2004, Maharidge held a Yaddo artist's residency.