Carol Rosenberg has covered the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and related news since before the first captives arrived on Jan. 11, 2002. She is the only reporter to cover the prisoners and war court there continuously, and has spent well over 1,000 nights at the remote base reporting on the story many in American journalism would prefer to ignore. She will continue that focus in 2019, thanks to this unique collaboration between The New York Times and the Pulitzer Center.
The federal trial of a former commander of the naval base put a spotlight on life at the isolated and secretive outpost best known for its terrorist court and prison.
In the 20 years I have been covering the United States Navy base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, I have had to practice different kinds of journalism. Sometimes I’m an investigative reporter, scouring documents and using the Freedom of Information Act to find information the military does not want you to know.
What the 9/11 case defendants, lawyers and others wear at the war court, like all fashion, has meaning. It evokes emotions, stirs controversy and, above all, sends messages.
At issue is testimony by a former Army lieutenant colonel at the war court who challenged a key finding in the Senate’s Torture Report.
The Pulitzer Center's newsletter for the week of July 30, 2019.
The Pulitzer Center's support of Carol Rosenberg's coverage of the U.S. detention facility in in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba will continue as she moves to The New York Times.