The Press: Pulitzer Prizes

As the daughter of the late Joseph Medill Patterson, Alicia Patterson revered the journalistic talent that made his New York Daily News (circ. 2,109,601) the biggest U.S. paper. But she did not always agree with him about newspapering. Although her father warned her that Long Island would never "take to" a tabloid daily, she went ahead anyway and started Newsday, made it a spectacular success. This week Alicia Patterson, 47, won a journalistic award that has always escaped the Daily News. The Pulitzer Prize board gave Newsday its top prize for the most...

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