A listing of the Pulitzer Prize award winners for 1997:
||The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
||" ... for its comprehensive series analyzing the conditions that threaten the world's supply of fish."
||Byron Acohido of The Seattle Times
||" ... for his coverage of the aerospace industry, notably an exhaustive investigation of rudder control problems on the Boeing 737, which contributed to new FAA requirements for major improvements."
|Spot News Photography
||Annie Wells of the The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, California)
||" ... for her dramatic photograph of a local firefighter rescuing a teenager from raging floodwaters."
|Breaking News Reporting
||Staff of Newsday
||" ... for its enterprising coverage of the crash of TWA Flight 800 and its aftermath."
||Eileen McNamara of the The Boston Globe
||" ... for her many-sided columns on Massachusetts people and issues."
||Tim Page of the The Washington Post
||" ... for his lucid and illuminating music criticism."
||Walt Handelsman of the The Times-Picayune, New Orleans.
||Michael Gartner of the Ames Tribune (Ames, Iowa)
||" ... for his common sense editorials about issues deeply affecting the lives of people in his community."
||Michael Vitez, reporter, and April Saul and Ron Cortes, photographers of the The Philadelphia Inquirer
||" ... for a series on the choices that confronted critically ill patients who sought to die with dignity."
||Alexander Zemlianichenko of the Associated Press
||" ... for his photograph of Russian President Boris Yeltsin dancing at a rock concert during his campaign for re-election." (Moved by the Board from the Spot News Photography category)
||Lisa Pollak of the The Baltimore Sun
||" ... for her compelling portrait of a baseball umpire who endured the death of a son while knowing that another son suffers from the same deadly genetic disease."
||John F. Burns of The New York Times
||" ... for his courageous and insightful coverage of the harrowing regime imposed on Afghanistan by the Taliban."
||Eric Nalder, Deborah Nelson and Alex Tizon of The Seattle Times
||" ... for their investigation of widespread corruption and inequities in the federally-sponsored housing program for Native Americans, which inspired much-needed reforms."
||Staff of the The Wall Street Journal
||" ... for its coverage of the struggle against AIDS in all of its aspects, the human, the scientific and the business, in light of promising treatments for the disease."
Letters, Drama and Music Awards