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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by KnuteRockne, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. KnuteRockne

    KnuteRockne Member

    PUBLIC SERVICE Wall Street Journal
    For its creative and comprehensive probe into backdated stock options for business executives that triggered investigations, the ouster of top officials and widespread change in corporate America.
    BREAKING NEWS REPORTING Staff of Oregonian, Portland
    For its skillful and tenacious coverage of a family missing in the Oregon mountains, telling the tragic story both in print and online.
    INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING Brett Blackledge of Birmingham (Ala.) News
    For his exposure of cronyism and corruption in the state’s two-year college system, resulting in the dismissal of the chancellor and other corrective action. (Moved by the Board from the Public Service category.)
    EXPLANATORY REPORTING Kenneth R. Weiss, Usha Lee McFarling and Rick Loomis of Los Angeles Times
    For their richly portrayed reports on the world’s distressed oceans, telling the story in print and online, and stirring reaction among readers and officials.
    LOCAL REPORTING Debbie Cenziper of Miami Herald
    For reports on waste, favoritism and lack of oversight at the Miami housing agency that resulted in dismissals, investigations and prosecutions.
    NATIONAL REPORTING Charlie Savage of Boston Globe
    For his revelations that President Bush often used “signing statements” to assert his controversial right to bypass provisions of new laws.
    INTERNATIONAL REPORTING Staff of Wall Street Journal
    For its sharply edged reports on the adverse impact of China’s booming capitalism on conditions ranging from inequality to pollution.
    FEATURE WRITING Andrea Elliott of New York Times
    For her intimate, richly textured portrait of an immigrant imam striving to find his way and serve his faithful in America.
    COMMENTARY Cynthia Tucker of Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    For her courageous, clear-headed columns that evince a strong sense of morality and persuasive knowledge of the community.
    CRITICISM Jonathan Gold of LA Weekly
    For his zestful, wide ranging restaurant reviews, expressing the delight of an erudite eater.
    EDITORIAL WRITING Editorial Board of New York Daily News
    For its compassionate and compelling editorials on behalf of Ground Zero workers whose health problems were neglected by the city and the nation.
    EDITORIAL CARTOONING Walt Handelsman of Newsday, Long Island, N.Y.
    For his stark, sophisticated cartoons and his impressive use of zany animation.
    BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY Oded Balilty of Associated Press
    For his powerful photograph of a lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces as they remove illegal settlers in the West Bank.
    FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY Renée C. Byer of Sacramento Bee
    For her intimate portrayal of a single mother and her young son as he loses his battle with cancer.

    FICTION The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Alfred A. Knopf)
    DRAMA Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire
    HISTORY The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff (Alfred A. Knopf)
    BIOGRAPHY OR AUTOBIOGRAPHY The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher by Debby Applegate (Doubleday)
    POETRY Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin)
    GENERAL NON-FICTION The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright (Alfred A. Knopf)
    MUSIC Sound Grammar by Ornette Coleman

    SPECIAL CITATION John Coltrane
    A posthumous special citation for his masterful improvisation, supreme musicianship and iconic centrality to the history of jazz.
    A special citation for his distinguished, prolific and deeply influential career as an unmatched author of science fiction and fantasy.

    MEMBERS The board overseeing the prizes.
  2. So the new citation is,
    "Pulitzer prize-winner John Coltrane"?
    I also predict that the wingnuts will see that NYT win that contains the word "imam" and go predictably batshit crazee.
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Cool. Any winners on the board? If so, congrats!
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Glad to see Jonathan Gold won. Love his stuff.
  5. KnuteRockne

    KnuteRockne Member

    Looks like APSE is running the Pulitzer site. A lot of the story texts aren't up yet :)
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    The Road is nowhere near McCarthy's best work.

    Kinda like The Departed is nowhere near Scorcese's best film.
  7. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Romenesko didn't seem to have anything on the Pulitzers for the longest time, but maybe it was a personal caching issue. It's all there now.
  8. jaredk

    jaredk Member

    NYT + WashPost + LAT = 2 Pulitzers.
    Think Columbia's trying to buck up the rest of journalism?

    2006, the three won 7.
    2005, 3
    2004, 7
    2003, 7
    2002, 11
    2001, 4
    Have to go back to '97 to find another year with only 2
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The Pulitzers have become a bit of a self-fullfilng prophesy. You have a good cross-section of journalists (typically editor-types) who put together final threes in each category then the big cheeses (AP, NYT, Wall St. Journal, WashPost etc) of the final committee dole out the awards. Surprisingly, the Washington-NY power papers tend to win a lot of awards.
    I'm not knocking the winning work, but I do think the process could use some tweaking.
    Just a quick question - if all of the pulitzer winning stories were on a web-site which would you click on first?
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Blackledge and the BHM News deserved to win... anytime you can out corruption in a corrupt state system, you should win.
  11. Satchel Pooch

    Satchel Pooch Member

    Is Lawrence Wight a Timesman? If so, you can kind-of call it 3.
  12. jaredk

    jaredk Member

    Wright is a staff writer at The New Yorker. That's where the first pieces of the book were published.
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