Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting

The Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting is a Pulitzer Prize awarded for a distinguished example of breaking news, local reporting on news of the moment. It has been awarded since 1953 under several names:[citation needed]

  • From 1953 to 1963: Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting, Edition Time
  • From 1964 to 1984: Pulitzer Prize for Local General or Spot News Reporting
  • From 1985 to 1990: Pulitzer Prize for General News Reporting
  • From 1991 to 1997: Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Reporting
  • From 1998 to present: Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting

Prior to 1953, a Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting combined both breaking and investigative reporting under one category. The Pulitzer Committee issues an official citation explaining the reasons for the award.

Hitherto confined to local coverage, the Breaking News Reporting category was expanded to encompass state and national reporting in 2017.[1]

List of winners for Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting, Edition TimeEdit

  • 1953: Editorial Staff of Providence (RI) Journal and Evening Bulletin, "for their spontaneous and cooperative coverage of a bank robbery and police chase leading to the capture of the bandit."[2]
  • 1954: Staff of Vicksburg (MS) Sunday Post-Herald, "for its outstanding coverage of the tornado of December 5, 1953, under extraordinary difficulties."[3]
  • 1955: Caro Brown, Alice (TX) Daily Echo, "for a series of news stories dealing with the successful attack on one-man political rule in neighboring Duval County, written under unusual pressure both of edition time and difficult, even dangerous, circumstances. Mrs. Brown dug into the facts behind the dramatic daily events, as well, and obtained her stories in spite of the bitterest political opposition, showing professional skill and courage."[4]
  • 1956: Lee Hills, Detroit Free Press, ;'for his aggressive, resourceful and comprehensive front page reporting of the United Automobile Workers' negotiations with Ford and General Motors for a guaranteed annual wage."[5]
  • 1957: Staff of Salt Lake Tribune, "for its prompt and efficient coverage of the crash of two air liners over the Grand Canyon, in which 128 persons were killed."[6]
  • 1958: Staff of Fargo (ND) Forum, (ND)"for its swift, vivid and detailed news and picture coverage of a tornado which struck Fargo on June 20."[7]
  • 1959: Mary Lou Werner, The Evening Star, (Washington DC) "for her comprehensive year-long coverage of the integration crisis in Virginia which demonstrated admirable qualities of accuracy, speed and the ability to interpret the news under deadline pressure in the course of a difficult and taxing assignment"
  • 1960: Jack Nelson, The Atlanta Constitution, "for his reporting of abuses at the Milledgeville Central State Mental Hospital."[8]
  • 1961: Sanche De Gramont, (Ted Morgan) of the New York Herald Tribune "for his moving account of the death of Leonard Warren on the Metropolitan Opera stage."
  • 1962: Robert D. Mullins, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, UT, "For his resourceful coverage of a murder and kidnapping at Dead Horse Point, Utah."
  • 1963: Sylvan Fox, Anthony Shannon, William Longgood, New York World-Telegram and Sun "for their reporting of an air crash in Jamaica Bay, killing 95 persons on March 1, 1962."

List of winners for Pulitzer Prize for Local General or Spot News ReportingEdit

List of winners for Pulitzer Prize for General News ReportingEdit

List of winners for Pulitzer Prize for Spot News ReportingEdit

List of winners for Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News ReportingEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.pulitzer.org/news/pulitzer-board-expands-eligibility-breaking-news-prize-category
  2. ^ "1953 Pulitzer Prize Winners". New York City: Pulitzer Prize Board. 1953.
  3. ^ "1954 Pulitzer Prize Winners". New York City: Pulitzer Prize Board. 1954.
  4. ^ "1955 Pulitzer Prize Winners". New York City: Pulitzer Prize Board. 1955.
  5. ^ "1956 Pulitzer Prize Winners". New York City: Pulitzer Prize Board. 1956.
  6. ^ "1957 Pulitzer Prize Winners". New York City: Pulitzer Prize Board. 1957.
  7. ^ "1958 Pulitzer Prize Winners". New York City: Pulitzer Prize Board. 1958.
  8. ^ Jack Nelson, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, dies at 80 (Oct. 21, 2009)
  9. ^ https://special.seattletimes.com/o/flatpages/specialreports/lakewoodslayings.html
  10. ^ "Shooting coverage wins Pulitzer". 3 News NZ. April 16, 2013. Archived from the original on April 22, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
  11. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes | Citation". Pulitzer.org. April 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  12. ^ "Breaking News Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Breaking News Reporting".
  14. ^ "Breaking News Reporting".
  15. ^ "Breaking News Reporting".

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