Joseph Rago was just six years removed from editing his college’s ISI-sponsored newspaper, the Dartmouth Review, when he won the Pulitzer Prize.
A senior editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal, Rago received the 2011 Pulitzer for Editorial Writing for “his well-crafted, against-the-grain editorials challenging the health care reform advocated by President Obama.” The talents that earned him journalism’s highest honor were already on display when he was at the helm of the Dartmouth Review, a flagship publication of ISI’s Collegiate Network. Before he got his start at the Wall Street Journal, ISI awarded him a fellowship at National Review.
Like many other prominent figures who came through the Collegiate Network, Rago has made a point to share his stories and help mentor the next generation of writers and thinkers. He spoke at the Collegiate Network’s annual Alumni and Friends Reception just weeks after winning the Pulitzer.