As I See It by Cynthia Tucker
Type: Text Feature
Frequency: 2x Weekly
Cynthia Tucker, formerly the editorial page editor and a Washington, D.C.-based correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is currently a visiting professor at the University of Georgia School of Journalism. Her syndicated commentary, As I See It, appears in 70 newspaper across the country. She won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2007, for her "courageous, clear-headed columns that evince a strong sense of morality and persuasive knowledge of the community." She was also a Pulitzer finalist in 2004 and 2006.
Pulitzer Prize winner Cynthia Tucker is editorial page editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a syndicated columnist whose commentary appears in more than 70 newspapers around the country. Tucker's weekly column As I See It, is syndicated by Universal Uclick and won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2007.
In her capacity as editorial page editor, Tucker is responsible for guiding the development of the Journal-Constitution's opinion policies on everything from foreign policy issues to local school board races. Tucker also has considerable reporting experience. She has covered local governments, national politics, crime and education. She has also filed dispatches from Africa, Central America and Cuba. She is also a frequent television commentator.
A member of the Board of Directors of the International Women's Media Foundation, Tucker is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, American Society of Newspaper Editors, the National Association of Minority Media Executives, and the Council on Foreign Relations. She graduated from Auburn University in 1976 and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in the 1988-89 academic year.
In 2000, Tucker won the American Society of Newspaper Editors' Distinguished Writing Award. In 2005, she was awarded the prestigious Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award by Colby College. In 2006, the National Association of Black Journalists selected her at its Journalist of the Year. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 and again in 2006.