Angela Hill

Cronkite professor part of Pulitzer Prize-winning team

Tuesday, May 7, 2024


Cronkite School professor Angela M. Hill was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for the Washington Post investigative series “American Icon,” which examines the impact and increased popularity of the AR-15 in the United States.

Hill, who worked as a senior video producer at The Washington Post, was one of more than 60 journalists who embarked on a seven-month investigation into the rise of the weapon and its role in mass shootings in the U.S.

“It’s a true honor to receive this prestigious recognition. I am grateful to have been a part of the team that worked tirelessly, smartly and with great consideration for AR-15 mass shooting victims and their families, to bring forth this important body of work that explains, challenges and sheds light on the impact the weapon has had on American society,” Hill said.

Hill joined the Cronkite School in January as the Ida B. Wells Professor in Journalism, working at ASU’s location in Washington D.C. In her current role, Hill works with Cronkite News, Carnegie-Knight News21 and the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. She is also tasked with fostering collaborations with other journalism and communications schools, and assisting in graduate student recruitment.

“We were very excited to have Angela Hill join the faculty at the Cronkite School earlier this year, and this award is just another indicator of her success and impact as a journalist,” said Cronkite School Dean Battinto L. Batts Jr. “She has already made her presence felt here, and we all look forward to learning from her. Congratulations, Angela.”