AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin this week added three Pulitzer Prizes to its list of Pulitzer-winning alumni. All three worked for The Daily Texan as photojournalists; two have ties to the department of journalism, the other winner was a business administration graduate. The prizes bring to 19 the number of Pulitzers won by alumni connected with the journalism department. Eleven have been won by photojournalism students.
The three, all photographers for the Associated Press, are Jean-Marc Bouju, John McConnico and Khue Bui.
It was the second Pulitzer for Bouju, who also won in 1995. Bouju was a journalism graduate student in 1993 but never completed a degree from UT Austin.
He won the Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography of the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. He is AP’s chief of photography in East Africa.
John McConnico also won in the spot news category for his photo coverage of the embassy bombings. McConnico earned a bachelor’s in journalism degree in 1987 from UT Austin. He completed a master’s degree in the department of journalism in 1994.
Khue Bui, a 1995 graduate of UT Austin, won a Pulitzer for his photo coverage of President Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and the subsequent impeachment proceedings. He is based in the AP’s Washington bureau.