The 1996 Pulitzer Prize Winners

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E. R. Shipp

E.R. Shipp joined the Daily News as an Op-Ed Page columnist in 1994. Through her weekly opinion column, Shipp has distinguished herself as one of New York's most intelligent, unpredictable and interesting voices. She tries to leave no feathers unruffled as she examines a broad array of public policy issues, including violence, the quality of our schools and education system, affirmative action and the future of Africa.

In addition to writing her weekly Daily News column, Shipp is an assistant professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Shipp was a reporter and editor at The New York Times for 13 years before leaving to pursue graduate studies in American history. She was a co-author of the 1990 book Outrage: The Story Behind the Tawana Brawley Hoax (Bantam Books).

Born and raised in the rural south, Shipp is proud to now call Harlem home.