Wall Street Journal wins 2 PulitzersAssociated Press
Published April 17, 2007
The winners of the 2007 Pulitzer Prizes, the annual awards for outstanding work in journalism and the arts, were announced Monday.
The awards are given by Columbia University on the recommendation of the 18-member Pulitzer board, of which Paul Tash, chairman, chief executive and editor of the St. Petersburg Times, is a member.
The Pulitzers were created in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, the publisher of the old New York World who died in 1911. The first awards were given in 1917.
Winners in every category except for public service receive a $10,000 cash award and a certificate. The public service winner is awarded a gold medal.
This year, newspapers were able to submit online material for all print categories.
Also this year, the board replaced the beat reporting category with local reporting.
Some 2007 Pulitzer Prize winners
Public service: Wall Street Journal (2007's only multiple winner); for coverage of a 2006 stock-options scandal that rattled corporate America. The judges said its work "triggered investigations, the ouster of top officials and widespread change in corporate America.
"International reporting: Wall Street Journal staff; for reports on the adverse impact of China's booming capitalism.
Breaking news reporting: Portland Oregonian; for print and online coverage of a family missing in the mountains.
Investigative reporting: Brett Blackledge, Birmingham (Ala.) News; for his exposure of cronyism and corruption in Alabama's two-year college system. The stories resulted in the dismissal of the chancellor and other corrective action, the Pulitzer Board noted.
Local reporting: Debbie Cenziper, Miami Herald; for reports on waste, favoritism and lack of oversight at the Miami housing agency.
National reporting: Charlie Savage, Boston Globe; for revelations that President Bush often used "signing statements" to assert his controversial right to bypass provisions of new laws.
Breaking news photography: Oded Balilty, Associated Press; for his photograph of a Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces in the West Bank.
Feature photography: Renee C. Byer, Sacramento (Calif.) Bee; for her portrait of a single mother and her dying child.
ArtsFiction: The Road by Cormac McCarthyDrama: 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
Poetry: Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey
Music: Sound Grammar by Ornette Coleman. It is the first jazz work to earn the honor.
For a complete list of this year's Pulitzer Prize winners, go to www.pulitzer.org.