Apr 17, 2014
More than half of the Pulitzer Prizes awarded this year went to journalists in TNG-CWA represented newsrooms.
"We take enormous pride in the fact that Guild members and the news organizations they work for represent the very best of American journalism," TNG-CWA President Bernie Lunzer said. "The Pulitzers, like the Guild's coveted Heywood Broun award, illustrate how and why quality journalism is essential to our democracy. You don't get an informed citizenry by recycling news releases online. And that's what fills a lot of space when newsrooms are cut to the bone. The Guild is committed to the fight to preserve -- and restore -- good jobs for dedicated journalists like today's winners."
* The TNG-CWA represented Washington Post newsroom shares the Public Service award with The Guardian for "its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, marked by authoritative and insightful reports that helped the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security."
* The TNG-CWA staff of The Boston Globe receives the Breaking News Reporting award for "its exhaustive and empathetic coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing manhunt that enveloped the city, using photography and a range of digital tools to capture the full impact of the tragedy."
* Eli Saslow of The Washington Post wins the Explanatory Reporting award for "his unsettling and nuanced reporting on the prevalence of food stamps in post-recession America, forcing readers to grapple with issues of poverty and dependency."
* Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer wins for Criticism for "her criticism of architecture that blends expertise, civic passion and sheer readability into arguments that consistently stimulate and surprise."
* The New York Times' Tyler Hicks receives the Breaking News Photography award for "his compelling pictures that showed skill and bravery in documenting the unfolding terrorist attack at Westgate mall in Kenya."
* Josh Haner, also of The New York Times, receives the Feature Photography award for "his moving essay on a Boston Marathon bomb blast victim who lost most of both legs and now is painfully rebuilding his life."
Many Guild members were also among the finalists for the prize.