Ginger Thompson

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Ginger Thompson
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Ginger Thompson is an American journalist and a senior reporter at ProPublica. A 2001 Pulitzer Prize Winner in National Reporting[1] and finalist for the National Magazine Award, she spent 15 years at The New York Times, including time as a Washington correspondent and as an investigative reporter whose stories revealed Washington’s secret, sometimes tragic, role in Mexico’s fight against drug traffickers.

Thompson served as the Mexico City Bureau Chief for both The Times and The Baltimore Sun, and, for her work in the region, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer’s Gold Medal for Public Service and the winner of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, the Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting, an InterAmerican Press Association Award, and an Overseas Press Club Award.

Prior to going to Mexico City for The Times, Thompson was part of a team of national reporters there that was awarded a 2000 Pulitzer Prize for the series "How Race is Lived in America".


Thompson graduated from Purdue University, where she was the school newspaper’s managing editor, and George Washington University, with a Master of Public Policy with a focus on human rights law.[2]

After 15 years with The New York Times,[3] Thompson now works for ProPublica.[2][4] Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic[5] and National Geographic.[6] She teaches at Columbia Journalism School.[7]


  1. ^ "Reaping What Was Sown On the Old Plantation; A Landowner Tells Her Family's Truth. A Park Ranger Wants a Broader Truth". 22 June 2000. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Ginger Thompson". ProPublica. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Ginger Thompson". NY Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  4. ^ Padmanabhan, Jaya (28 June 2018). "How Ginger Thompson made us care for children separated from their parents". The San Francisco Examiner. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. ^ "All Stories by Ginger Thompson". The Atlantic. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  6. ^ Thompson, Ginger (13 June 2017). Luce, Kristen (ed.). "How the U.S. Triggered a Massacre in Mexico". National Geographic. Archived from the original on June 15, 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Ginger Thompson". Columbia Journalism School. Columbia University. Retrieved 13 August 2018.

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