UT Alumnus Part of Time Person of the Year
Capital Gazette editor and alumnus Rick Hutzell, along with some of his coworkers were featured on the cover of Time magazine’s 2018 person of the year issue. They were part of a group dubbed the Guardians of the War on Truth—journalists whose pursuit of truth has caused them to be targeted, persecuted, or even murdered. A gunman killed five of Hutzell’s co-workers at the Annapolis, Maryland, newspaper on June 28, 2018, but the staff still published an edition the next day. In April 2019, the Pulitzer Prize board awarded a special citation to Hutzell and his staff for their courageous response to the shooting.