The Press: Top Performers

The Pulitzer Prize committee's awards for journalism in recent years have honored mediocrity almost as often as merit. The committee's selections for 1957, announced last week, rewarded the top performers ($1,000 each) in a stellar year.

The prize for "disinterested and meritorious public service" went to the Chicago Daily News for its expose of Illinois State Auditor Orville Hodge's massive ($2,500,000) embezzlement (TIME, July 23). Prizewinners for local reporting 1) "in which edition time is not a factor" were Portland Oregonian Reporters Wallace Turner, 36, and William Lambert, 37, for breaking the conspiracy...

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