The Press: Spring Sweepstakes

If history is any guide, most of the front pages of the U.S. press will bloom next week with the same story: a rundown of winners in that annual spring sweepstakes, the Pulitzer Prize awards.

And if past practice can be relied on, journalism's eight prizewinners, in what is essentially a journalism contest, will rate the least mention and the fewest headlines.

Their names, and their achievements, will trail far behind those of the "most distinguished" novelist, historian, biographer, poet and dramatist of the year.

There are good reasons. Winners in the literary classifications are...

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