The Pulitzer Prizes (2007)

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Journalism

PUBLIC SERVICE
The Wall Street Journal

“Awarded to The 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
The Staff of The Oregonian, Portland

Here is one article from a series entitled Kim Family Saga: *Kati Kim retraces tragic journey. Michelle Roberts, The Oregonian, January 19, 2007.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Brett Blackledge of The Birmingham (Ala.) News

One story from the award-winning series: College chief’s family makes $560,000 in 2-year system. Brett J. Blackledge, The Birmingham (Ala.) News, May 21, 2006

EXPLANATORY REPORTING
Kenneth R. Weiss, Usha Lee McFarling and Rick Loomis of the Los Angeles Times

One from the award-winning series called “Altered Oceans”: *Burning Breezes. Author: Kenneth R. Weiss, Los Angeles Times August 17, 2006

LOCAL REPORTING
Debbie Cenziper of The Miami Herald

One from the award-winning series House of Lies: *HOUSING CHIEF BUILT POWER, INCOME. Author: DEBBIE CENZIPER, Miami Herald, The (FL), December 17, 2006.

NATIONAL REPORTING
Charlie Savage of The Boston Globe

*Bush Challenges Hundreds of Laws – President Cites Powers of his Office. Author: Charlie Savage, Boston Globe, April 30, 2006

INTERNATIONAL REPORTING
The Wall Street Journal Staff

“Awarded to The Wall Street Journal Staff 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 The New York Times

One in the award-winning series called An Imam in America: *A Muslim Leader in Brooklyn, Reconciling 2 Worlds. Author: Andrea Elliott, New York Times, March 5, 2006

COMMENTARY
Cynthia Tucker of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

One in a series of Commentaries: Living proof of immigration’s marvelousness
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cynthia Tucker, May 14, 2006

CRITICISM
Jonathan Gold of LA Weekly

One in a long series of food/restaurant reviews: Out of the Flames. Jonathon Gold, LA Weekly, February 6 2006.

EDITORIAL WRITING
Arthur Browne, Beverly Weintraub and Heidi Evans of the New York Daily News

One of a series of 10 articles: $400M for Lawyers Lawyers? The Sick and Dying of 9-11 Deserve Better. Arthur Browne, Beverly Weintraub and Heidi Evans, NY Daily News, Sept. 3, 2006

EDITORIAL CARTOONING
Walt Handelsman of Newsday, Long Island, NY

“Awarded to 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 the Associated Press

“Awarded to Oded Balilty of The 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
Renee C. Byer of The Sacramento Bee

Awarded to Renée C. Byer of The Sacramento Bee for her intimate portrayal of a single mother and her young son as he loses his battle with cancer.

Letters, Drama and Music Awards
[if we own a copy, the link will take to our catalog record for the item]

FICTION
The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Alfred A. Knopf)

DRAMA
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire

HISTORY
The Race Beat by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff (Alfred A. Knopf)

BIOGRAPHY
The Most Famous Man in America by Debby Applegate (Doubleday)

POETRY
Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin)

GENERAL NONFICTION
The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright (Alfred A. Knopf)

MUSIC
Sound Grammar by Ornette Coleman

Special Citations

  1. Ray Bradbury
  2. John Coltrane