Nieuws - 2011 Pulitzer Awards Announced
NY USA - The 2011 Pulitzer Prizes have been announced and there is a pleasant surprise among the winners.
Journalists of the non-profit corporation Pro Publica have won the National Reporting price: For a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs, using any available journalistic tool including text reporting, videos, databases, multimedia or interactive presentations or any combination of those formats, in print or online or both, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
PUBLIC SERVICE – Los Angeles Times
BREAKING NEWS REPORTING – No Award
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING – Paige St. John of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
EXPLANATORY REPORTING – Mark Johnson, Kathleen, Gallagher, Gary Porter, Lou Saldivar and Alison Sherwood of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
LOCAL REPORTING – Frank Main, Mark Konkol and John J. Kim of the Chicago Sun-Times
NATIONAL REPORTING – Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein of ProPublica
INTERNATIONAL REPORTING – Clifford J. Levy and Ellen Barry of The New York Times
FEATURE WRITING – Amy Ellis Nutt of The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.
COMMENTARY – David Leonhardt of The New York Times
CRITICISM – Sebastian Smee of The Boston Globe
EDITORIAL WRITING – Joseph Rago of The Wall Street Journal
EDITORIAL CARTOONING – Mike Keefe of The Denver Post
BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY – Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti of The Washington Post
FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY – Barbara Davidson of the Los Angeles Times
Letters, Drama and Music
FICTION – “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan (Alfred A. Knopf)
DRAMA – “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris
HISTORY – “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery” by Eric Foner (W. W. Norton & Company)
BIOGRAPHY – “Washington: A Life” by Ron Chernow (The Penguin Press)
POETRY – “The Best of It: New and Selected Poems” by Kay Ryan (Grove Press)
GENERAL NONFICTION – “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner)
MUSIC – “Madame White Snake’” by Zhou Long, premiered on February 26, 2010 by Opera Boston at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.
2011 PULITZER PRIZE NOMINATED FINALISTS
In the latter years of the 19th century, Joseph Pulitzer stood out as the very embodiment of American journalism. Hungarian-born, an intense indomitable figure, Pulitzer was the most skillful of newspaper publishers, a passionate crusader against dishonest government, a fierce, hawk-like competitor who did not shrink from sensationalism in circulation struggles, and a visionary who richly endowed his profession.
His innovative New York World and St. Louis Post-Dispatch reshaped newspaper journalism. Pulitzer was the first to call for the training of journalists at the university level in a school of journalism. And certainly, the lasting influence of the Pulitzer Prizes on journalism, literature, music, and drama is to be attributed to his visionary acumen.