Jim Dwyer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, columnist and author who captured the human dramas of New York City for nearly four decades, died at 63.
If you read Jim Dwyer, you knew he was an amazing journalist with rare fire and heart. If you sat with him at the lunch table, you knew him as one of the great storytellers. This is a huge loss — for journalism, for the Times, for all of us.
Jim Dwyer, a newsman of consequence, a determined voice for the vulnerable, a mentor to so many, and a dear friend, has died. New York City and American journalism are less as a result. Here is the obit I cannot yet read
Devastating loss, for all of us.
Jim Dwyer was a wonderful man and a rare journalist. This is so saddening and such a loss. RIP, Jim.
The great died today. Nobody loved New York more. Nobody chronicled it better. And nobody was a better friend and mentor to fellow journalists. A legend. Rest In Peace.
Reading the obit for Jim Dwyer I'm struck, among other things, by the style in this lede he wrote as a 19 yr old college journo. Pretty sure my college ledes were an endless train of "The Advisory Neighborhood Commission voted Tuesday to blah blah blah."
I grew up reading and admiring Jim's beautiful writing in Newsday and the Daily News, and was privileged to later work with him at the Times and call him my friend. He was as kind and giving as he was talented. I'm going to miss him
Devastated by Jim Dwyer's passing. To say it’s a great loss to journalism is to understate it. Jim was more than a gifted writer & Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter. He was a powerful voice for truth, a great New Yorker and a friend. I’m going to miss him.
In a kaleidoscopic career, Jim Dwyer was drawn to tales of discrimination against racial and ethnic minorities, wrongly convicted prisoners and society’s mistreated outcasts. He wrote about subway straphangers and families struggling to make ends meet.
The Times has always felt like a family, even if you don't work there anymore. Losing a beloved member of the family is always hard, especially when it's someone as great as Jim Dwyer. This is a great obit that captures what was so extraordinary about Jim.
Very sad to hear of Jim's death. Do read about his brilliant work and legacy. He was also kind. A son of Sneem and Galway, he was good to me when I arrived in New York. Thinking of his friends, of which there are many.
What a loss. A great Jesuit-educated journalist who comforted the afflicted. RIP.
“A big part of my job is to talk with brilliant scientists, great artists, the amazing people you meet just walking around the streets of New York. What could be more fun than that?”
Please read the obituary for our colleague Jim Dwyer.
Always enjoyed my conversations about New York with Jim. A big loss.
Jim Dwyer, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Dies at 63. My close friend + comrade-in-arms, from early days in journalism. "It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer." Heartbroken.
Jim Dwyer, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Dies at 63
A sad day for New York journalism. My thoughts are with Jim's family.
Jim Dwyer RIP “In times to come,” he wrote, “when we are all gone, people not yet born will walk in the sunshine of their own days because of what women and men did at this hour to feed the sick, to heal and comfort.”
This is how you do it. That last graph, which he wrote, just breaks the heart: Jim Dwyer, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Dies at 63 - The New York Times
He was great. ‘Jim Dwyer, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Dies at 63 - The New York Times
Jim Dwyer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the , author and all-round prince of a guy, hugely respected by colleagues, is dead at 63. RIP, Jim.
“I intended to be pre-med, but The Fordham Ram got in the way of that. It was a crusading student newspaper. I couldn’t resist it. It was a joy for me to discover how much I loved reporting and writing.”
2/ convulsions: the sky was sharp and cool, a fall day that made even Fordham Road look good.”'
Jim Dwyer was one of the most remarkable and humane journalists I ever had the pleasure of working with. He invented entirely new ways to cover beats, through the eyes of real New Yorkers. At NY Newsday he had a subway column that tackled big... MORE
A terrible loss for NYC, The community and journalism. Jim Dwyer, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Dies at 63 Best wishes to family and closest circles.
Jim Dwyer, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Dies at 63
Oh what a loss. So very sad - Jim Dwyer, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Dies at 63
This makes me so sad. They don’t make reporters like anymore. He was one of those voracious New Yorkers who knew everyone had a story in them, not just the people making the headlines.