Awards in Journalism:
- 1964 Recipient of Society of Silurians Award “for outstanding achievement in the field of Public Service for Misery Acres”
- 1964 Deadline Club Award, Honorable Mention (Reporting)
- 1965 Deadline Club Award, Honorable Mention (Reporting)
- 1965-6 Awarded a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University
“At Princeton, Caro had been the managing editor of the Daily Princetonian, and after graduation he had gone to work for a small paper in New Jersey, the New Brunswick Home News…For Caro, journalism was a mission, an outlet for his sense of outrage at the world’s injustices…”His first major effort (at Newsday) was an investigation of the fraudulent sale of vacant land in the Arizona desert…a ten-part series entitled ‘Misery Acres.’”
From the book, Newsday: A Candid History of the Respectable Tabloid, by Robert F. Keeler published by Arbor House, 1990.