2008 were announced on April 7, 2008, the 92nd annual awards. Pulitzer Prizes [1 ]
won six awards, second only to the seven won by The Washington Post in The New York Times 2002. Three organizations were awarded prizes for the first time: Reuters, and the Investor's Business Daily . No prize was given for editorial writing. Concord Monitor [2 ]
Journalism [ edit ]
The Washington Post " ... for the work of
Dana Priest, Anne Hull and photographer Michel du Cille in exposing mistreatment of wounded veterans at Walter Reed Hospital, evoking a national outcry and producing reforms by federal officials." Original series
Breaking news reporting
The Washington Post " ... for its exceptional, multi-faceted coverage of the deadly
shooting rampage at Virginia Tech, telling the developing story in print and online." Original series
Walt Bogdanich and Jake Hooker of The New York Times " ... for their stories on toxic ingredients in medicine and other everyday products imported from China, leading to crackdowns by American and Chinese officials."
Chicago Tribune " ... for its exposure of faulty governmental regulation of toys, car seats and cribs, resulting in the extensive recall of hazardous products and congressional action to tighten supervision."
Amy Harmon of The New York Times " ... for her striking examination of the dilemmas and ethical issues that accompany
DNA testing, using human stories to sharpen her reports." Original series
David Umhoefer of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel " ... for his stories on the skirting of
tax laws to pad pensions of county employees, prompting change and possible prosecution of key figures." Original article
Jo Becker and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post " ... for their lucid exploration of
Vice President Dick Cheney and his powerful yet sometimes disguised influence on national policy." Original series
Steve Fainaru of The Washington Post " ... for his heavily reported series on
private security contractors in Iraq that operate outside most of the laws governing American forces." Original series
Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post " ... for his chronicling of a
world-class violinist who, as an experiment, played beautiful music in a subway station filled with unheeding commuters." Original article
Steve Pearlstein of The Washington Post " ... for his insightful columns that explore the nation's complex economic ills with masterful clarity."
Mark Feeney of The Boston Globe " ... for his penetrating and versatile command of the visual arts, from film and photography to painting."
Editorial writing No Award
Michael Ramirez of Investor's Business Daily " ... for his provocative cartoons that rely on originality, humor and detailed artistry."
Breaking news photography
Adrees Latif of Reuters " ... for his dramatic photograph of a
Japanese videographer, sprawled on the pavement, fatally wounded during a street demonstration in Myanmar."
Preston Gannaway of the Concord Monitor " ... for her intimate chronicle of a family coping with a parent's
terminal illness." Original series
Letters, Drama and Music Awards [ edit ]
Special Citation [ edit ]
Bob Dylan received a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."
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