The Press: The Quiet Pulitzers

The Pulitzer Prizes somehow continue to maintain their carefully nurtured reputation as journalism's highest honor. Yet in recent years the annual awards have often generated more controversy than kudos. The Columbia University Board of Trustees, which oversees the selection process, publicly chastised its own Pulitzer advisory board two years ago for honoring the New York Times's disclosure of the Pentagon papers and Jack Anderson for his columns on Washington's "tilt" toward Pakistan during the India-Pakistan war. Last year, when the Providence Journal-Bulletin 's Jack White gained a prize for revealing Richard Nixon's...

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