The Press: Mr. Pulitzer's Prize

Ever since the late great Joseph Pulitzer's death in 1911, his St. Louis Post-Dispatch under his son and namesake, now 67, has maintained its tradition for digging beneath the news and exposing malefactors. Using its sharp nose for hidden news, the P-D (circ. 400,218) has already won four Pulitzer Prizes for "disinterested and meritorious public service rendered by a U.S. newspaper," more than any other daily. This week the P-D cinched its title by winning the Pulitzer Prize* again for its outstanding digging throughout 1951.

Reporter Ted Link headed a task force that spaded up paydirt in St. Louis' American Lithofold Co.,...

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