Barstow, a senior writer at The Times, is known for his relentless, precise reporting and his gifts as an investigative storyteller. Barstow has worked on The Times’ investigative unit since 2002. He won his latest Pulitzer Prize in 2013, with Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab, for stories that documented Wal-Mart’s corrupt practices in Mexico. Barstow also won a Pulitzer for investigative reporting in 2009, and his work earned The Times the prize for public service in 2004.
In addition, Barstow’s investigations have won numerous awards, including three George Polk Awards, a Goldsmith Prize, an Alfred I. duPont Silver Baton, a Peabody Award, a Loeb Award, an IRE Award, and an Overseas Press Club Citation. He also has been a Pulitzer finalist three times.
Before coming to The Times in 1999, Barstow worked for the Green Bay Press-Gazette in Wisconsin, the Rochester Times-Union in New York, and the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times).