Pulitzers Just One Week Away: Here Is Latest ‘Finalist’ List

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By: E&P Staff

Columbia University announced today the plan for announcing the winners of the Pulitzer Prizes next Monday — with virtually no change in the procedure from recent years.

The 91st annual Pulitzer Prize winners in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music will be released at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism at 3 p.m. EDT. The names of winners and finalists will be posted on the Pulitzer Web site (www.pulitzer.org) at approximately 3:15 p.m. the same day, E&P usually posts them about five minutes before then.

This will be the first year that the Pulitzer Board has permitted a full array of online materials in nearly all of its journalism categories. The former Beat Reporting category has now been changed to Local Reporting.

In what has become an E&P tradition, we received, analyzed and checked leaks of the judges’ finalists in 11 journalism categories last month, and posted them to this site. Since doing that, we have not learned of a single mistake. However, the board this week can move finalists from one category to another or even elevate a non-finalist.

Here’s the breakdown we reported then.
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Local Reporting

1. The Miami Herald – “House of Lies”
2. The Boston Globe – “Debtor’s Hell”
3. The Sun of Baltimore


International Reporting

1. The Wall Street Journal – China
2. Los Angeles Times – Iraq
3. The Washington Post – Lebanon


Public Service

1. The Wall Street Journal – Backdating investments
2. The Washington Post – Farm subsidies
3. Birmingham News – Community college corruption


Investigative Journalism

1. Hartford Courant – Mentally Ill soldiers
2. The Seattle Times – “Your Courts, Their Secrets”
3. The Seattle Times – “License to Harm”


Explanatory journalism

1. Los Angeles Times – “Altered Oceans”
2. The New York Times – Diabetes
3. The Virginian-Pilot – Security firm


National Reporting

1. Chicago Tribune – Death penalty
2. The Oregonian – Charity investigation
3. The Boston Globe – Signing statements


Commentary

1. Joe Nocera – The New York Times
2. Cynthia Tucker – Atlanta Journal Constitution
3. Ruth Marcus – The Washington Post


Breaking News

1. The Oregonian – Lost Family
2. The Denver Post – Blizzards
3. Louisville Courier-Journal – Com Air plane crash


Feature Writing

1. The Oregonian
2. The New York Times
3. St. Petersburg Times.


Editorial Cartoonist

1. Walt Handelsman – Newsday
2. Nick Anderson – Houston Chronicle
3. Mike Thompson – Detroit Free Press


Criticism

1. Christopher Knight – Los Angeles Times
2. Mark Swed – Los Angeles Times
3. Jonathan Gold – LA Weekly

Those categories yet to be fleshed out include editorial writing, breaking news photography, and feature photography.


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