1957

Winners of the Journalism Pulitzer Prize


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1957 - Breaking News ReportingSalt Lake Tribune (Staff)Salt Lake TribuneStaff of Salt Lake (UT) Tribune, "for its prompt and efficient coverage of the crash of two air liners over the Grand Canyon, in which 128 persons were killed."
1957 - Editorial CartooningTom LittleNashville TennesseanTom Little, Nashville Tennessean, "for 'Wonder Why My Parents Didn't Give Me Salk Shots?' published on January 12, 1956"
1957 - Editorial WritingBuford BooneTuscaloosa NewsBuford Boone, The Tuscaloosa News, "for his fearless and reasoned editorials in a community inflamed by a segregation issue, an outstanding example of his work being the editorial entitled, 'What a Price for Peace', published on February 7, 1956"
1957 - International ReportingRussell JonesUnited PressRussell Jones, United Press, "for his excellent and sustained coverage of the Hungarian revolt against Communist domination, during which he worked at great personal risk within Russian-held Budapest and gave front-line eyewitness reports of the ruthless Soviet repression of the Hungarian people."
1957 - Investigative ReportingWallace TurnerWilliam LambertThe OregonianWallace Turner and William Lambert, Portland Oregonian, "for their expose of vice and corruption in Portland involving some municipal officials and officers of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, Western Conference. They fulfilled their assignments despite great handicaps and the risk of reprisal from lawless elements."
1957 - National ReportingJames RestonNew York TimesJames Reston, The New York Times, "for his distinguished national correspondence, including both news dispatches and interpretive reporting, an outstanding example of which was his five-part analysis of the effect of President Eisenhower's illness on the functioning of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government."
1957 - PhotographyHarry A. TraskBoston TravelerHarry A. Trask of Boston Traveler for his dramatic and outstanding photographic sequence of the sinking of the liner SS Andrea Doria, the pictures being taken from an airplane flying at a height of 75 feet only nine minutes before the ship plunged to the bottom. (The second picture in the sequence is cited as the key photograph.)
1957 - Public ServiceChicago Daily News (Staff)Chicago Daily NewsChicago Daily News, "for determined and courageous public service in exposing a $2,500,000 fraud centering in the office of the State Auditor of Illinois, resulting in the indictment and conviction of the State Auditor and others. This led to the reorganization of State procedures to prevent a recurrence of the fraud."


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