Press: Campaigning for The Pulitzers

Candidates seek an edge for journalism's biggest prize

When reporters and editors are not busy comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable, as the saying goes, they are probably meeting somewhere to honor each other for having done so. By the reckoning of the trade magazine Editor & Publisher, more than 250 journalism prizes now reward every specialty from criticizing art to writing on arthritis. For all the glut of awards, though, the Pulitzer Prize remains the one trophy able to bestow a career-boosting mystique that glows past retirement on a newspaper reporter's resume. Like the Oscar, a Pulitzer is good for business, instantly improving the reputation of a...

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