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.
Why Chicagoans Just Fired a Judge For the First Time in 28 Years
Taking a cue from progressive lawyers and racial justice activists, Chicago voters ousted longtime judge Matthew Coghlan.