The Press: The Best Reporter

Among the Pulitzer prizes awarded annually is one of $1,000 for the "best reportorial work of the year"—the tests being accuracy, terseness and " the accomplishment of some public good." The prizes were recently awarded for 1922. The " best reporter," however, did not expose a great graft ring, did not describe a great national catastrophe, did not report a momentous political event, made no great " scoop." What he reported was a convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Cambridge, Mass, (last December). The man was Alva Johnston,...

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