Hank Klibanoff

Hank Klibanoff, a veteran journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, is the Director of the Journalism Program and the James M. Cox, Jr. Professor of Journalism at Emory. He co-authored "The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation" that won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for history. Prior to joining Emory, he was a reporter and editor for more than 35 years, held various editing positions at the Philadelphia Inquirer and served as a managing editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He holds an undergraduate degree in English from Washington University and a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He oversees the Civil Rights Cold Case Project that uses multimedia reporting to investigate unsolved racial murders that took place during the modern civil rights era in the South.