The Press: Waterfront Winner

A year ago last week, a gunman jumped from a black sedan in upper Manhattan, pumped three slugs into a boss stevedore named Tom Collentine, and got away. Along New York City's 771 miles of crime-ridden waterfront, the murder sent only a ripple of excitement. Most of the New York press gave the killing a good play and then went on to other news. But not the New York Sun. It set a man to digging out the story behind the story. Last week stocky, hard-digging Reporter Malcolm Malone ("Mike") Johnson got a well-earned Pulitzer Prize* for his carefully documented series...

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