Monday, March 27, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning Fil-Am journalist Alex Tizon dies at 58

Filipino-American investigative journalist Alex Tizon died in Oregon on Thursday (Friday in Manila). He was 58.
An online report by The Oregonian said that Tizon died in his sleepo of natural causes, quoting University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication Dean Juan-Carlos Molleda.
The Daily Emerald also reported Tizon's passing, quoting an email by the University of Oregon's journalism director Scott Maier.
“His death is a tragic loss not only to his family but to the entire SOJC (School of Journalism and Communication) community,” Maier said in his email to students.
Tizon, who was born in Manila, taught at the University of Oregon since 2011.
The Oregonian reported that Tizon had just returned from the Philippines, where he attended the Knight International Journalism Fellowship.
The Filipino-American investigative journalist was a reporter for The Seattle Times for 17 years. He won a Pulitzer Prizer in 1997 for his coverage of a federal housing program for Native Americans.
He published a memoir titled, "Big Little Man: In Search of my Asian Self," which focuses on his experiences as an immigrant. —ALG, GMA News

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