John Woodrow Cox is an enterprise reporter at The Washington Post, currently working on Children Under Fire, a book being published by HarperCollins imprint Ecco. It will expand on his Post series about kids and gun violence, a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing.
He has won Scripps Howard's Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Storytelling, the Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, Columbia Journalism School’s Meyer “Mike” Berger Award for human-interest reporting and the Education Writers Association's Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting. He has also been named a finalist for the Michael Kelly Award, the Online News Association's Investigative Data Journalism award and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
In addition, his stories have been recognized by Mayborn's Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest and the Society for Features Journalism, among others.
John previously worked at the Tampa Bay Times and at the Valley News in New Hampshire. He attended the University of Florida, earning a bachelor of science in journalism and a master of science in management. He has taught narrative writing at UF's College of Journalism and Communications and currently serves on the Department of Journalism's Advisory Council.
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