Eileen Welsome (born March 12, 1951) is an American journalist. She received a [1 ] Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1994 while a reporter for for a 3-part story titled "The Plutonium Experiment" published beginning on November 15, 1993. The Albuquerque Tribune She was awarded the prize for her articles about the government's [2 ] human radiation experiments conducted on unwilling and unknowing Americans during the Cold War. [3 ] Welsome also has been honored by the National Headliners Association and the Associated Press and has received many awards for her writing. [4 ] In 1999, Welsome wrote the book [3 ] . The Plutonium Files: America's Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War In 2000, Welsome received the [5 ] PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction for The Plutonium Files. [6 ]
Welsome began her career in journalism as a reporter for the
Beaumont Enterprise. She also worked for the San Antonio Light and the San Antonio Express-News before joining The Albuquerque Tribune staff in 1987. Welsome graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980 with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. [3 ]
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^ Brennan, E. A.; Clarage, E. C. (1999). Who's who of Pulitzer Prize winners. ISBN 1-57356-111-8.
^ Eileen Welsome, Albuquerque Tribune made history with 'The Plutonium Experiment', Albuquerque Tribune, Joline Gutierrez Krueger, February 22, 2008.
^ a b c The University of Texas at Austin. Eileen Welsome: 1994 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting
^ Robert Martensen. Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments (review) Volume 72, Number 1, Spring 1998, p. 166. Bulletin of the History of Medicine
^ The Plutonium Files: America's secret medical experiments in the Cold War (Book Review) The New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 341:1941-1942, Harriet A. Washington, December 16, 1999, DOI:10.1056 NEJM199912163412519.