Prizes: Pulitzers in Perspective

Complaining about any choice of prizewinners is a bit like knocking Santa Claus. It also smacks of sour grapes. Still, people continually complain about the 49-year-old Pulitzer Prizes, most prestigious of all of journalism's innumerable awards. Somewhat sadly, newsmen have come to the conclusion that the Pulitzers are not esteemed as much as they should be.

The 1964 winners, announced last week, were deserving but scarcely the vital stuff of last year's news. The Philadelphia Bulletin's J. A. Livingston won the international reporting prize for an economic analysis of the Eastern European satellite nations; the Wall Street Journal's Louis Kohlmeier...

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