Jim Dwyer: The Journalist

Jim Dwyer.

By Irish America Staff
April / May 2002

In the aftermath of our national tragedy came the need for understanding. The need to probe the surface, to find the personality behind the name, the stories beneath the rubble. The very best writers brought us those stories.

Dwyer, who won a Pulitzer in 1995 in part for his coverage of the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland, honed his skills over many years as a columnist for the Daily News. He had barely made the switch to The New York Times when the events of September 11 happened.

Dwyer’s pieces, most often appearing in “A Nation Challenged” section of the Times, are a poignant record of who and where and what happened to us at this time in the nation’ s history. His coverage has included a series on “Objects” related to September 11. In one story he retraces the journey of a paper cup of water given to one of me foot-weary thousands making their way north from downtown. He also wrote about how the disaster impacted on the Inwood neighborhood in Northern Manhattan for The New York Times Magazine.

Dwyer, whose parents came from Galway and Kerry, lives New York with his wife, Cathy and their daughters, Maura and Catherine. ♦

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