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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Online news blog gets Pulitzer

ProPublica's online series, "The Wall Street Money Machine," wins Pulitzer

Jeremy W. Peters writes in the New York Times that for the first time, ever, a Pulitzer has been awarded for reporting that did not appear in print.

The NYT itself got prizes for its economics commentary and its reporting on Russia.

The Los Angeles Times was handed the public service Pulitzer, and the award for feature photography.

The Wall Street Journal won its first award for ages and ages, for Joseph Rago's editorial writing on the health care legislation.

Carol Guzy, photographer from the Washington Post, won FOUR Pulitzers -- for breaking news photography (with Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti) with pix of the devastation after the quake in Haiti.

Prize for fiction went to Jennifer Egan for A Visit from the Goon Squad.

Prize for drama went to Bruce Norris for Clybourne Park.

Prize for history went to Eric Foner for The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.

Prize for biography went to Ron Chernow for Washington: A Life

Prize for music went to Zhou Long for Madam White Snake

Prize for poetry went to Kay Ryan for The Best of New and Selected Poems

Prize for nonfiction went to Siddhartha Mukherjee for The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

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