Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eric Newhouse is the author of two books: Alcohol: Cradle to Grave and Faces of Combat: PTSD and TBI. A retired editor of the Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune, Newhouse won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism in 2000 for a 12-part series of stories on the effects of alcoholism in Montana. He also served as a juror for the 2007 and 2008 Pulitzer Prizes.
Newhouse’s stories on alcoholism have been honored by NAADAC, the Society of Addiction Professionals; the Research Society of Alcoholism; and the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. ASAM, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, also presented Newhouse with its national media award in 2010 for his lifetime achievement. Other honors include national journalism awards by the National Mental Health Association and by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for a 13-part series of stories on troubled teens in 2001. And Gannett gave Newhouse its national “watchdog journalism” award in 2010 for his reporting on crime and justice on Montana’s Indian reservations.