2001 Pulitzer Prize
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The 2001 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on April 16, 2001.
|Public Service||The Oregonian||" ... for its detailed and unflinching examination of systematic problems within the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, including harsh treatment of foreign nationals and other widespread abuses, which prompted various reforms."|
|Breaking News Reporting||The Miami Herald||" ... for its balanced and gripping on-the-scene coverage of the pre-dawn raid by federal agents that took the Cuban boy Elián González from his Miami relatives and reunited him with his Cuban father."|
|Investigative Reporting||David Willman of the Los Angeles Times||" ... for his pioneering exposé of seven unsafe prescription drugs that had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and an analysis of the policy reforms that had reduced the agency's effectiveness."|
|Explanatory Reporting||Chicago Tribune||" ... for "Gateway to Gridlock," its clear and compelling profile of the chaotic American air traffic system."|
|Beat Reporting||David Cay Johnston of The New York Times||" ... for his penetrating and enterprising reporting that exposed loopholes and inequities in the U.S. tax code, which was instrumental in bringing about reforms."|
|National Reporting||The New York Times||" ... for its compelling and memorable series exploring racial experiences and attitudes across contemporary America."|
|International Reporting||Ian Johnson of The Wall Street Journal
Paul Salopek of Chicago Tribune
|" ... for his revealing stories about victims of the People's Republic of China government's often brutal suppression of the Falun Gong movement and the implications of that campaign for the future.
" ... for his reporting on the political strife and disease epidemics ravaging Africa, witnessed firsthand as he traveled, sometimes by canoe, through rebel-controlled regions of the Congo."
|Feature Writing||Tom Hallman, Jr. of The Oregonian||" ... for his poignant profile of a disfigured 14-year old boy who elects to have life-threatening surgery in an effort to improve his appearance."|
|Commentary||Dorothy Rabinowitz of The Wall Street Journal||" ... for her articles on American society and culture."|
|Criticism||Gail Caldwell of The Boston Globe||" ... for her insightful observations on contemporary life and literature."|
|Editorial Writing||David Moats of Rutland Herald, Rutland, Vermont||" ... for his even-handed and influential series of editorials commenting on the divisive issues arising from civil unions for same-sex couples."|
|Editorial Cartooning||Ann Telnaes of The Los Angeles Times Syndicate||
|Breaking News Photography||Alan Diaz of the Associated Press||" ... for his photograph of armed U.S. federal agents seizing the Cuban boy Elián Gonzalez from his relatives' Miami home."|
|Feature Photography||Matt Rainey of The Star-Ledger, Newark, New Jersey||" ... for his emotional photographs that illustrate the care and recovery of two students critically burned in a dormitory fire at Seton Hall University."|
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