1961

Winners of the Journalism Pulitzer Prize


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1961 - Breaking News ReportingSanche De GramontOtherSanche De Gramont, "for his moving account of the death of Leonard Warren on the Metropolitan Opera stage."
1961 - Editorial CartooningCarey OrrChicago TribuneCarey Orr, Chicago Tribune, "for 'The Kindly Tiger', published on October 8, 1960"
1961 - Editorial WritingWilliam J. DorvillierSan Juan StarWilliam J. Dorvillier, The San Juan Star, "for his editorials on clerical interference in the 1960 gubernatorial election in Puerto Rico"
1961 - International ReportingLynn HeinzerlingAssociated PressLynn Heinzerling, Associated Press, "for his reporting under extraordinarily difficult conditions of the early stages of the Congo Crisis and his keen analysis of events in other parts of Africa."
1961 - Investigative ReportingEdgar MayBuffalo NewsEdgar May, Buffalo Evening News, "for his series of articles on New York State's public welfare services entitled, Our Costly Dilemma, based in part on his three-month employment as a state case worker. The series brought about reforms that attracted nation-wide attention."
1961 - National ReportingEdward R. ConyWall Street JournalEdward R. Cony, Wall Street Journal, "for his analysis of a timber transaction which drew the attention of the public to the problems of business ethics."
1961 - PhotographyYasushi NagaoMainichi ShimbunYasushi Nagao of Mainichi Shimbun (Tokyo) for his photograph Tokyo Stabbing, distributed by United Press International and widely printed in American newspapers, showing 17-year-old Otoya Yamaguchi killing Inejiro Asanuma, the chairman of the Japanese Socialist Party.
1961 - Public ServiceAmarillo Globe Times (Staff)Amarillo Globe TimesAmarillo Globe-Times, "for exposing a breakdown in local law enforcement with resultant punitive action that swept lax officials from their posts and brought about the election of a reform slate. The newspaper thus exerted its civic leadership in the finest tradition of journalism."


Winners of the Letters, Drama and Music Pulitzer Prize



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