Category: Schwartz Award Winners

1982: Don Muhm

Don Muhm (1952) was a reporter for the Marshalltown Times-Republican and farm editor of the Omaha World-Herald before becoming the Des Moines Register’s farm editor in 1960, a position he held for 33 years.

1981: Lauren Soth

Lauren Soth (1932) wrote for the Des Moines Register for 28 years, 21 of them as editorial page editor. In 1955, Soth won a Pulitzer Prize for an editorial inviting Soviet premier Nikita Khruschev to visit Iowa.

1980: Robert L. Bartley

Robert L. Bartley (1959) led The Wall Street Journal’s editorial pages for more than 30 years. Bartley joined the Journal in 1962 and was a staff reporter in Chicago and Philadelphia before joining the editorial page staff in 1964

1979: Don Jackson

Don Jackson (1942) served as editor of the University of Illinois Press for 20 years. He authored ten books on American history, and was an expert in trans-Mississippi history.

1977: Hugh Sidey

Hugh Sidey (1950) covered the White House for Time magazine for almost half a century. A fourth-generation journalist, Sidey covered American Presidents Eisenhower through Clinton.