The Press: Pulitzer Prize Boners

A Pulitzer Prize once went to a pint-sized reporter who was small enough to crawl into a cave and interview Floyd Collins. Five Detroit Free Pressmen won the prize for reporting an American Legion parade. Ambidextrous Reuben Maury earned his Pulitzer for his "power to in fluence public opinion": a self-confessed hireling, he used to write isolationist editorials for the New York Daily News, interventionist editorials for Collier's.

Just how much is a Pulitzer Prize worth, anyway? Last week, as the judges got set to study the 1948 awards, two newspapermen took the...

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