William H. Freivogel Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
William "Bill" Freivogel (JD, Washington University Law School, 2001) is University Professor and Director of the School of Journalism at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He began a journalism career with the Post-Dispatch in 1971, and he worked for many years in the paper's Washington bureau. He returned to St. Louis to become the deputy editorial page editor in 1997. In 1987 Freivogal was the main contributor to a newspaper series on the bicentennial of the Constitution that won the Benjamin Franklin Award. He also was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in editorial writing. He shared the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award and National Press Club's Washington correspondence award for stories on defense fraud at General Dynamics Corp.