1959

Winners of the Journalism Pulitzer Prize


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1959 - Breaking News ReportingMary Lou WernerWashington StarMary Lou Werner, The Evening Star, "for her comprehensive year-long coverage of the integration crisis in Virginia which demonstrated admirable qualities of accuracy, speed and the ability to interpret the news under deadline pressure in the course of a difficult and taxing assignment"
1959 - Editorial CartooningWilliam H. MauldinSt. Louis Post DispatchWilliam H. (Bill) Mauldin, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "for 'I won the Nobel Prize for Literature. What was your crime?' published on October 30, 1958"
1959 - Editorial WritingRalph McgillAtlanta Journal ConstitutionRalph McGill, The Atlanta Constitution, "for his distinguished editorial writing during 1958 as exemplified in his editorial 'A Church, A School ...' and for his long, courageous and effective editorial leadership"
1959 - International ReportingJoseph MartinPhilip SantoraNew York Daily NewsJoseph Martin and Philip Santora, New York Daily News, "for their exclusive series of articles disclosing the brutality of the Batista government in Cuba long before its downfall and forecasting the triumph of the Cuban revolution party led by Fidel Castro."
1959 - Investigative ReportingJohn Harold BrislinScranton TribuneScrantonianJohn Harold Brislin, Scranton Tribune and Scrantonian, "for displaying courage, initiative and resourcefulness in his effective four-year campaign to halt labor violence in his home city, as a result of which ten corrupt union officials were sent to jail and a local union was embolden to clean out racketeering elements."
1959 - National ReportingHoward Van SmithMiami NewsHoward Van Smith, Miami News, "for a series of articles that focused public notice on deplorable conditions in a Florida migrant labor camp, resulted in the provision of generous assistance for the 4,000 stranded workers in the camp, and thereby called attention to the national problem presented by 1,500,000 migratory laborers."
1959 - PhotographyWilliam SeamanMinneapolis Star TribuneWilliam Seaman of the Minneapolis Star for his dramatic photograph of the sudden death of a child in the street.
1959 - Public ServiceUtica Daily Press (Staff)Utica Observer Dispatch (Staff)Utica Daily PressUtica Observer DispatchUtica Observer-Dispatch and Utica Daily Press (Utica, NY), "for their successful campaign against corruption, gambling and vice in their home city and the achievement of sweeping civic reforms in the face of political pressure and threats of violence."


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