1956

Winners of the Journalism Pulitzer Prize


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1956 - Breaking News ReportingLee HillsDetroit Free PressLee 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."
1956 - Editorial CartooningRobert YorkLouisville TimesRobert York, Louisville Times, "for his cartoon, 'Achilles' showing a bulging figure of American prosperity tapering to a weak heel labeled 'Farm Prices'"
1956 - Editorial WritingLauren K. SothDes Moines RegisterLauren K. Soth, Register and Tribune (Des Moines, Iowa), "for the editorial inviting a farm delegation from the Soviet Union to visit Iowa, which led directly to the Russian farm visit to the U.S."
1956 - International ReportingFrank ConniffWilliam Randolph Hearst Jr.J. Kingsbury-SmithInternational News ServiceWilliam Randolph Hearst Jr., J. Kingsbury-Smith and Frank Conniff, International News Service, "for a series of exclusive interviews with the leaders of the Soviet Union."
1956 - Investigative ReportingArthur DaleyNew York TimesArthur Daley, The New York Times, "for his outstanding coverage and commentary on the world of sports in his daily column, Sports of the Times."
1956 - National ReportingCharles L. BartlettChattanooga TimesCharles L. Bartlett, Chattanooga Times, for his original disclosures that led to the resignation of Harold E. Talbott as Secretary of the Air Force.
1956 - PhotographyNew York Daily News (Staff)New York Daily NewsStaff of the New York Daily News for its consistently excellent news picture coverage in 1955, an outstanding example of which is its photo Bomber Crashes in Street.
1956 - Public ServiceWatsonville Register Pajaronian (Staff)Watsonville Register PajaronianWatsonville Register-Pajaronian (California), "for courageous exposure of corruption in public office, which led to the resignation of a district attorney and the conviction of one of his associates."


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