1954

Winners of the Journalism Pulitzer Prize


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1954 - Breaking News ReportingVicksburg Sunday Post Herald (Staff)Vicksburg Sunday Post HeraldStaff of Vicksburg (MS) Sunday Post-Herald, "for its outstanding coverage of the tornado of December 5, 1953, under extraordinary difficulties."
1954 - Editorial CartooningHerbert Lawrence BlockThe Washington PostTimes HeraldHerbert Lawrence Block (Herblock), The Washington Post & Times-Herald, "for a cartoon depicting the robed figure of Death saying to Stalin after he died, 'You Were Always A Great Friend of Mine, Joseph'"
1954 - Editorial WritingDon MurrayBoston HeraldDon Murray, Boston Herald, "for a series of editorials on the 'New Look' in National Defense which won wide attention for their analysis of changes in American military policy"
1954 - International ReportingJim G. LucasScripps Howard NewspapersJim G. Lucas, Scripps-Howard Newspapers, "for his notable front-line human interest reporting of the Korean War, the cease-fire and the prisoner-of-war exchanges, climaxing 26 months of distinguished service as a war correspondent."
1954 - Investigative ReportingAlvin Scott MccoyKansas City StarAlvin Scott McCoy, The Kansas City Star, "for a series of exclusive stories which led to the resignation under fire of C. Wesley Roberts as Republican National Chairman."
1954 - National ReportingRichard WilsonDes Moines RegisterRichard Wilson, the Des Moines Register, "for his exclusive publication of the FBI Report to the White House in the Harry Dexter White case before it was laid before the Senate by J. Edgar Hoover."
1954 - PhotographyVirginia SchauOtherVirginia Schau, an amateur from San Anselmo, California, for snapping a thrilling rescue at Redding, California, the picture being published in The Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal and other newspapers and nationally distributed by the Associated Press.
1954 - Public ServiceNewsday (Staff)NewsdayNewsday, "for its expose of New York State's race track scandals and labor racketeering, which led to the extortion indictment, guilty plea and imprisonment of William C. DeKoning, Sr., New York labor racketeer."


Winners of the Letters, Drama and Music Pulitzer Prize



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