2005_04_putlitzer.jpgYesterday saw the announcement of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize winners. The LA Times and Wall Street Journal won two each, while the NY Times took one for reporting about railroad fatalities and the coverups behind them. We spent some of the evening reading a lot of the winning work, including Newsday's Dele Olojede's excellent and harrowing series on the tenth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which shared the international reporting prize with the LA Times, and the Willamette Week's winning investigative reporting revealing a former Oregon governor's sexual abuse of his 14 year-old baby-sitter. While it's natural that a lot of amazing reporting would come out of urban centers like NY, LA, and Chicago, it's great to see other papers get recognized. You can read the work on the Pulitzer website.

Other local winners include:
- The Star Ledger's coverage of Governor McGreevey fall
- The Wall Street Journal's Amy Dockser won for her beat reporting on cancer surviors
- Brooklyn playwright John Patrick Shanley for his play, Doubt
- And Wall Street Journal film critic, Joe Morgenstern, won for criticism. He even wrote two episodes of Ben Stone-era Law & Order (1, 2)!