Alissa J. Rubin
Alissa Johannsen Rubin is an American journalist who began covering the Middle East for The New York Times in 2007. Previously, she had been a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times beginning in 1997.
Rubin was seriously injured in a helicopter crash covering the war in northern Iraq on August 16, 2014. She suffered multiple fractures but was able to dictate a report of the accident. The crash killed the helicopter’s pilot and injured others, including Vian Dakhil, a Yazidi member of Iraq’s parliament.
Rubin won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for "thoroughly reported and movingly written accounts giving voice to Afghan women who were forced to endure unspeakable cruelties."
In 2015 she won the John Chancellor Award from the Columbia Journalism School for her career of 35 years reporting on Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkans.
- McPhate, Mike (April 18, 2016). "Alissa Rubin, 2016 Pulitzer Winner, reports from the Front Lines". New York times.
- Raab, Lauren (August 12, 2014). "Fatal helicopter crash in Iraq injures New York Times journalist". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- Alissa J. Rubin (August 16, 2014). "On a Helicopter, Going Down: Inside a Lethal Crash in Iraq". The New York Times. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
- "Alissa Rubin". The Alicia Patterson Foundation. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
- Rubin's posts from "At War: Notes from the Front Lines" blog at The New York Times
- "Growing Violence Clouds Afghanistan's Future". Fresh Air. NPR. September 8, 2011. Interview with Rubin.