The Pulitzers Live! Washington Post Sweeps With Six Prizes; Times Gets Two, Globe One

townsend 0 The Pulitzers Live! Washington Post Sweeps With Six Prizes; Times Gets Two, Globe OneWe’re moments away from the Pulitzer announcements, and we’ve sent our intern, Matt Townsend, to document the strictly no-frills scene at the Columbia Journalism School. Here’s his account:

2:37: I’m at the Joseph Pulitzer World Room. There are two people in the seats so far.

2:47: At the back of the room there’s a fold-out table with a white tablecloth with coffee, tea and assortment of store-bought cookies. There are a few more journalists here now and there are two camera crews – one from AP and the other from a Russian TV station. The cookies are pretty good.

2:52: The cookies are chocolate chip, sugar, peanut butter and almond.

2:55: Alexey Veselovskiy is a correspondent for NTV. He’s here hanging out with with another Russian TV outlet called Ria News and print reporter from a Russian wire service. That reporter said he wasn’t surprised so many Russian journalists are here because Pulitizer was Russian and this is a big deal. Okay!

2:57: Joe Strupp from Editor & Publisher said he’s been coming for eight years and it’s one of the biggest crowds he’s ever seen.

2:58: There are about 20 people here.

3:01: They just handed out the press packets with the winners and there was a mad dash to pick one up in the corner of the room. It’s sort of like Bush v. Gore!

3:03: Sig Gissler is coming back in 15 minutes to read off the list and take questions. The PR person here said he had to do something related to the awards first.

3:18: And the winners are:

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PUBLIC SERVICE

The Washington Post

BREAKING NEWS REPORTING

The Washington Post Staff

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Walt Bogdanich and Jake Hooker of The New York Times

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

The Chicago Tribune Staff

EXPLANATORY REPORTING

Amy Harmon of The New York Times

LOCAL REPORTING

David Umhoefer of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

NATIONAL REPORTING

Jo Becker and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post

INTERNATIONAL REPORTING

Steve Fainaru of The Washington Post

FEATURE WRITING

Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post

COMMENTARY

Steve Pearlstein of The Washington Post

CRITICISM

Mark Feeney of The Boston Globe

EDITORIAL WRITING

No Award

EDITORIAL CARTOONING

Michael Ramirez of Investor’s Business Daily

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY

Adrees Latif of Reuters

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Preston Gannaway of the Concord Monitor


Letters, Drama and Music Awards(4428bytes)

FICTION

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (Riverhead Books)

DRAMA

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

HISTORY

What Hath God Wrought by Daniel Walker Howe (Oxford University Press)

BIOGRAPHY

Eden’s Outcasts by John Matteson (W.W. Norton)

POETRY

Time and Materials by Robert Hass (Ecco/HarperCollins)

POETRY

Failure by Philip Schultz (Harcourt)

GENERAL NONFICTION

The Years of Extermination by Saul Friedlander (HarperCollins)

MUSIC

The Little Match Girl Passion by David Lang (G. Schirmer)

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SPECIAL CITATION

Bob Dylan