The Press: Tactful Discrimination

Tactful Discrimination The bitter, no-quarter rivalry between the New York Herald Tribune's Marguerite Higgins and Homer Bigart became legend among correspondents early in the Korean war. In their efforts to outdo each other, Bigart and Maggie Higgins also turned in some of the war's best reporting. Both were named 1950 Pulitzer Prizewinners.

Last week Manhattan's Overseas Press Club dealt out its annual awards, coveted because they are the kudos of working newsmen. With a tactful sense of discrimination, it gave Homer Bigart its citation for the "best consistent press reporting from abroad." To Maggie Higgins went the George Polk Memorial Award (plus...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!