'Washington Post' Awarded Six Pulitzers

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The winners of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize were announced on Monday, with The Washington Post taking six of the awards. Reporters Dana Priest and Anne Hull discuss their series of articles exposing the inadequate conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, which won the Pulitzer for Public Service.

Pulitzer Prizes: 2008 Winners

Public Service: Dana Priest, Anne Hull and photographer Michel du Cille of The Washington Post for their coverage of the deteriorating conditions of Walter Reed Medical Center (Interview with Dana Priest and Anne Hull, Mar. 6, 2007)

Breaking News Reporting: Staff of The Washington Post for their coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting rampage

Investigative Reporting: Walt Bogdanich and Jake Hooker of The New York Times for their stories on toxic ingredients in medicine and other products imported from China

Investigative Reporting: Staff of the The Chicago Tribune for their exposure of faulty governmental regulation of toys, car seats and cribs

Explanatory Reporting: Amy Harmon of The New York Times for her coverage of the dilemmas and ethical issues that accompany DNA testing

Local Reporting: David Umhoefer of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for his stories on the skirting of tax laws to pad pensions of county employees

National Reporting: Jo Becker and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post for their examination of Vice President Dick Cheney's influence on national policy.

International Reporting: Steve Fainaru of The Washington Post for his series on private security contractors in Iraq that operate outside many of the laws governing American forces (Interview of Fainaru, June 25, 2007)

Feature Writing: Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post for his feature on a virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, who, as an experiment, played during for commuters in the subway during rush hour (Interview with Bell, Apr. 11, 2007)

Commentary: Steve Pearlstein of The Washington Post for his columns exploring the nation's economic ills (Interview with Pearlstein, Aug. 20, 2007)

Criticism: Mark Feeney of The Boston Globe for his reviews of visual arts, including film, photography and painting (Interview with Feeney, Jan. 1, 2005)

Editorial Writing: No Award

Editorial Cartooning: Michael Ramirez of Investor's Business Daily

Breaking News Photography: Adrees Latif of Reuters for his photograph of a Japanese videographer who was fatally wounded during a street demonstration in Myanmar

Feature Photography: Preston Gannaway of the Concord Monitor for her photographs of a family coping with a parent's terminal illness

Fiction: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (A review of Diaz's book, Aug. 28, 2007)

Drama: August: Osage County by Tracy Letts (Letts and his father, Dennis Letts, on All Things Considered, Dec. 28, 2005)

History: What Hath God Wrought by Daniel Walker Howe

Biography: Eden's Outcasts by John Matteson

Poetry: Time and Materials by Robert Hass (An interview and a reading by Hass, following September 11, 2001 on Fresh Air, Sept. 21, 2001)

Poetry: Failure by Philip Schultz

General Nonfiction: The Years of Extermination by Saul Friedlander

Music: The Little Match Girl Passion by David Lang (Profile of Lang, April 7, 2008; hear an excerpt of Lang's 'The Little Match Girl Passion' from Carnegie Hall)

Special Citation: Bob Dylan (NPR's full music archive of Bob Dylan)



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