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Pulitzer’s legacy

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Biographer James McGrath Morris shares selected excerpts from his book Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power

A road well traveled

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Piqued by the enormity of the Groveland coverup, King set up shop in the Sunshine State and began four years of diving headfirst into long forgotten records.

Critical Thinking

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Jefferson observes and critiques others for a living, but she has spent much of her own life under the microscope, which she chronicled in her 2015 memoir Negroland.

From Journalism to Activism

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Though she’s no longer at a newspaper, WuDunn says the seeds of her activism today were sown 27 years ago when she was in China reporting on the 1989 democratic movement that was crushed by the government in Tiananmen.

Elephant in the room

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While Wilson is careful not to change a writer’s voice, as the editor his biggest job is to provide a framework for the story, ensuring there are no loose ends. - See more at: http://www.themayborn.com/article/elephant-room#sthash.E4sCjZ9D.dpuf

Where Are They Now?

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The prize-winning articles that alumni crafted over the decades document cities struggling with race relations, violence against women across the globe and dubious U.S. Marine Corps recruiting practices. These were the hard stories: They were hard to report; they were hard to write; they were hard to witness.

Living in the moment

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Some survivors slept inside the hotel devoid of electricity and water. Others, like Guzy, opted to sleep in the open for fear of finding themselves buried in rubble, a standard result of aftershocks.

Self-taught, self-made

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Earlier that morning, the Pulitzer Prize-winning health and science writer ran across a news clip buried in the back pages of his newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and knew that his daily routine wasn’t going to go as planned.

The Pulitzer Prize in the digital age

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In 2009 the Pulitzer Prize board opened the contest to online-only news sites that publish at least weekly, but since then few have actually won. Legacy newspapers still dominate the awards even on the digital front.

Reporters in the round

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Whether winning a Pulitzer Prize alone or with a team of reporters, earning a spot among journalism’s most acclaimed writers is a career peak.

Contest Disputes

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John Steinbeck’s novel, The Grapes of Wrath, won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize. While beloved by many now, the book initially was controversial, criticized and “publicly banned and burned by citizens” for promoting communist propaganda, according to the National Steinbeck Center website.

A voice for the voiceless

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She walks the rows of graves with a yellow legal pad, a pen, a map of the cemetery and photographs to reference. Occasionally, she stops and pauses.

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