83rd Pulitzer Prizes for journalism pg. 22

By: Editorial Staff War, crime, government scandal and corruption, and the global economy, combined with reporters' grit, were the stuff of the 1998 Pulitzer Prizes in journalism.
The 14 winners were announced at a news conference April 12 at the Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. Multiple winners were The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Associated Press, awarded two prizes apiece.
It was a year for two firsts. For the first time, the same news organization - The Associated Press - won in both photography categories. And it was the first year that judges gave extra weight to Public Service entries that had an online component.
In newsrooms around the nation, journalists gathered around computer terminals awaiting bulletins announcing the prizes. At The Hartford Courant, which won in the Breaking News category, "The place just erupted into bedlam," state editor Lynne DeLucia says. Winners were quick and generous in giving credit to managers and colleagues. The awards bring a prize of $5,000, with the exception of the Public Service award, which earns a gold medal.
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