2010 Pulitzer Prize

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The 2010 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded on Monday, April 12, 2010. In journalism, The Washington Post won four awards while The New York Times won three.[1] For the first time, an online source, ProPublica, won in what had previously been the sole province of print.[1] A musical, Next to Normal, won the Drama award for the first time in 14 years.[2] Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams, who died at age 29 in 1953, received a special citation.[3] Below, the winner(s) in each category are listed.

Journalism[edit]

  • Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory ReportingMichael Moss and members of The New York Times staff "for relentless reporting on contaminated hamburger and other food safety issues that, in print and online, spotlighted defects in federal regulation and led to improved practices."[7]
  • Pulitzer Prize for National ReportingMatt Richtel and members of The New York Times staff "for incisive work, in print and online, on the hazardous use of cell phones, computers and other devices while operating cars and trucks, stimulating widespread efforts to curb distracted driving."[9]
  • Pulitzer Prize for CommentaryKathleen Parker of The Washington Post "for her perceptive, often witty columns on an array of political and moral issues, gracefully sharing the experiences and values that lead her to unpredictable conclusions."[12]
  • Pulitzer Prize for CriticismSarah Kaufman of The Washington Post "for her refreshingly imaginative approach to dance criticism, illuminating a range of issues and topics with provocative comments and original insights." [13]

Letters, Drama and Music[edit]

Special Citation[edit]

Hank Williams "for his craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force in American life."[25]

Controversy[edit]

Next to Normal, the winner of the Drama Prize, was not on the list of three candidates submitted to the twenty-member Pulitzer Prize board by the five-member Drama jury.[26] It was added to the candidate pool after several of the board members attended a performance of the musical the night before the voting deadline and was selected as the winner by at least three-quarters of the board members.[27] Jury chairman Charles McNulty publicly criticized the Board for its "geographic myopia" and "failure to appreciate new directions in playwriting" for overlooking the three plays that were not running on Broadway at the time of the Award in favor of one that was.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pérez-Peña, Richard (April 12, 2010). "Washington Post Wins 4 Pulitzers, New York Times Gets 3". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ Adam Hetrick (April 12, 2010). "Next to Normal Wins 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama". Playbill. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Pulitzer Prize Board Awards Special Citation to Hank Williams, Country Music Icon" (PDF) (Press release). Columbia University. April 12, 2010. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Pulitzer Prize for Public Service". Pulitzer.org. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News". Pulitzer.org. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting". Pulitzer.org. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting". Pulitzer.org. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting". Pulitzer.org. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting". Pulitzer.org. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting". Pulitzer.org. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  11. ^ "Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing". Pulitzer.org. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  12. ^ "Pulitzer Prize for Commentary". Pulitzer.org. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
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  26. ^ Healy, Patrick (April 13, 2010). "Pulitzer Juror Criticizes Choice for Drama Prize". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 17 April 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  27. ^ Healy, Patrick (April 13, 2010). "Pulitzer Board Members Saw ‘Normal' Night Before Vote". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
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