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Cheryl W. Thompson

George Washington University, USA
Associate Professor and Contributing Investigative Reporter, The Washington a Post.”
Cheryl W. Thompson is an associate professor of journalism at George Washington University and writes investigative stories for The Washington Post. She came to The Post in 1997, and has written extensively about law enforcement, political corruption, and guns, including an investigative series on firearms that tracked guns used to kill more than 500 police officers in the U.S. In 2015, her reporting revealed nearly 40 witnesses to crime in the D.C. area were killed for talking to authorities or out of fear that they might, and her national investigation later that year found that nearly one person a week died after being Tasered by police. That story was part of the newspaper’s year-long series on police shootings, a series that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Her latest project, published in May, examined the unsolved murders of six little black girls nearly a half century ago in Washington, D.C.   Earlier this year, she was elected the first African-American president of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), and was named Journalism Educator of the Year in 2017 by the National Association of Black Journalists. Cheryl has also won an Emmy and other national awards, and was part of the team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.