Carlos Hurd - 2010

After two years at the St. Louis Star, Carlos Hurd worked for the Post-Dispatch for over 50 years, but he is most widely known for his firsthand reports of the race riots in East St. Louis and the sinking of the Titanic, the latter of which accounted for his lifelong nickname, “Titanic Man.” As a passenger on the first ship to reach the Titanic, Hurd literally wrote his account on a roll of toilet paper. His graphic writing style conveyed the horror of both events, transporting the readers to the scene.