Zyglis '04 Wins Pulitzer Prize

June 21, 2015

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BUFFALO, NY - Adam Zyglis '04 received the epitome of journalistic recognition in April when he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.

Zyglis is the editorial cartoonist for The Buffalo News. He is also nationally syndicated and his work regularly appears in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.

The Pulitzer Prize committee recognized Zyglis for his use of “strong images to connect with readers while conveying layers of meaning in a few words.”

Zyglis began drawing editorial cartoons in 2001 for The Griffin. He won three national collegiate cartooning awards before graduating in 2004 with a degree in computer science and math.

“Even though I’m not working in my major, my Canisius education remains instrumental to what I do now,” says Zyglis. “It taught me how to think critically in all areas and that is particularly necessary for what I do because sometimes I am analyzing current events and other times I am commenting on life.”

Established in 1917, the Pulitzer Prize is administered by Columbia University and recognizes achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition throughout the United States.

WEB EXTRA: Click here to read more about Adam Zyglis and how he made his editorial cartooning debut at alma mater.