Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting
The Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting is awarded to an example of "local reporting that illuminates significant issues or concerns." [http://www.pulitzer.org/year/2007/local-reporting/ 2007 Pulitzer Prize Winners - LOCAL REPORTING, Citation ] ] This
Pulitzer Prizewas first awarded in 1948. Like most Pulitzers the winner receives a $10,000 award.
The Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting was first awarded from 1948 until 1952. Beginning in 1953, two awards for Local Reporting were given out by the committee, for "Local Reporting, Edition Time" and for "Local Reporting, No Edition Time."
In 1964 the Local Reporting Pulitzers were again renamed to "Local Investigative Specialized Reporting" and "Local General or Spot News Reporting." These prizes existed until 1984, when they were done away with.
In 1985, several new Pulitzer Prizes were introduced, the
Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism(later renamed "Explanatory Reporting"), the Pulitzer Prize for General News Reporting(later renamed "Breaking News Reporting"), the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, and the Pulitzer Prize for Specialized Reporting. None of these prizes were reserved specifically for local reporting.
In 2006, the prize committee announced that the
Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reportingwas going to be replaced by a recreated Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/resources/onlinerel.html The Pulitzer Prizes - Entry Forms ] ] Debbie Cenziper of " The Miami Herald" became the first reporter to win the re-created Pulitzer for Local Reporting.
The Pulitzer Committee issues an official citation explaining the reasons for the award.
1948: George E. Goodwin, "Atlanta Journal", "For his story of the Telfair County vote fraud," published in 1947.
1949: Malcolm Johnson, "New York Sun", "For his series of 24 articles entitled "Crime on the Waterfront" in New York City." (The film " On the Waterfront" was based on this series of articles.)
1950: Meyer Berger, " The New York Times", "For his 4,000 word story on the mass killings by Howard Unruhin Camden, N.J."
1951: Edward S. Montgomery, " San Francisco Examiner", "For his series of articles on tax frauds which culminated in an expose within the Bureau of Internal Revenue."
1952: George De Carvalho, " San Francisco Chronicle", "For his stories of a "ransom racket" extorting money from Chinese in the United States for relations held in Red China."
2007: Debbie Cenziper, " Miami Herald", "For reports on waste, favoritism and lack of oversight at the Miami housing agency that resulted in dismissals, investigations and prosecutions."
2008: David Umhoefer, " Milwaukee Journal Sentinel", "For his stories on the skirting of tax laws to pad pensions of county employees, prompting change and possible prosecution of key figures."
* [http://www.pulitzer.org/ Pulitzer Prize website and FAQ]
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