April 16, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The Denver Post won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for its coverage of the movie-theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., while the New York Times captured four awards for reporting on the rise of a new aristocracy in China, the business practices of Apple and Wal-Mart and a harrowing avalanche. The Associated Press received the award in breaking news photography for its coverage of the civil war in Syria. In awards that reflected the rapidly changing media world, the online publication InsideClimate News won the Pulitzer for national reporting for its reports on problems in the regulation of the nation's oil pipelines.
April 2, 2004
WE HAVE received much advice about how to write this editorial about Gil Spencer, who receives the George Polk Career award, a very big deal in journalism, in New York today. This advice was that the editorial itself be "Spencerian. " Anyone who remembers Gil Spencer's nine years as editor at the Philadelphia Daily News (from 1975 to 1984) knows what that means. It should contain a mention of ferrets. It should be elegant, self-deprecating and funny. It should be brilliantly written, as befits a Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial writing himself and someone who, according to the award's citation, "inspired and nurtured some of this generation's finest editors, reporters and columnists.
October 30, 2012 |
The 76ers traded Andre Iguodala to Denver in the middle of the Summer Olympics as part of the massive four-team trade that landed the Sixers center Andrew Bynum and shooting guard Jason Richardson. On Wednesday, Iguodala and the Nuggets are scheduled to open the regular season at the Wells Fargo Center. "I really haven't thought about" returning to Philadelphia, Iguodala told Ben Hochman of the Denver Post on Monday. "I'm really trying to focus on what I can control, and that's our mind-set.
June 26, 2013 |
A person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press that Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw has agreed to succeed George Karl as coach of the Denver Nuggets. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday night because the deal hadn't been officially announced. The Nuggets called a news conference for Tuesday afternoon to introduce their new coach. The Denver Post first announced the agreement with Shaw, and the former Phil Jackson pupil told the newspaper he has been "prepared by the best of the best" for his first NBA head coaching job. Shaw is a former NBA guard and longtime assistant NBA coach who has interviewed about a dozen times for head coaching positions but kept coming up short until Monday.
March 31, 2012
Rex Babin, 49, the Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist whose piercing pen skewered presidents, governors and self-important legislators, died Friday at his home after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Babin's favorite cartoons were often his most poignant. After the attacks on the World Trade Center towers in 2001, he drew Libertas slumped and weeping with her head in her hands. After Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, Mr. Babin imagined the passengers standing on the wings with the hands of God reaching down to keep the jet from sinking.
April 22, 1991
As is our policy, the Daily News has not published the name of the woman allegedy raped at the Kennedy family estate in Palm Beach, Fla. Neither has the Inquirer. But the supermarket tabloid the Globe has published her name, as has Reuters news service, the Des Moines Register, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Denver Post, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Louisville Courier- Journal. Last week, NBC's "Nightly News" broadcast her name and photograph, while the New York Times published a detailed account of the 29-year-old woman's background, including a child born out of wedlock and her acquisition of 17 traffic tickets for speeding or reckless driving.
June 24, 2011 |
Former Daily News editor Gil Spencer was, first and foremost, a newspaper man. Scratch that. A tabloid newspaper man. But the Pulitzer Prize winner, who died at age 85 Friday morning in Manhattan, was also a father of five. A dad who refused to let an illustrious, adventure-filled career in journalism get in the way of face time with his kids. "He never missed a basketball game that I played in," Gil Spencer IV, 56, said Friday. "He was an avid fan of sports and he made sure to go to my games.
May 19, 2015 |
This article was updated on Tuesday, May 19, to include reports of the cause of death. ONE OF THE players who helped revive Temple's football program under Al Golden passed away on Saturday night. Former Owls defensive end Adrian Robinson, the MAC Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2009, was 25. According to multiple outlets, including the Harrisburg Patriot-News and the Denver Post , Robinson committed suicide. His brother, Averee, is a rising junior nose tackle for the Owls.
May 22, 2013 |
IT TOOK 40 years for Original Six rivals Boston and the New York Rangers to face off again in the playoffs. Beantown's Bruins seem intent on wrapping up the long-awaited get-together in a hurry. Daniel Paille scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:31 left in the third period - after defenseman Johnny Boychuk got the Bruins even earlier in the frame - and Boston put the Rangers on the brink of elimination with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series last night at Madison Square Garden.
July 13, 1994 |
It is my understanding that this column is released weekly for Sunday publication, or any time thereafter that suits those newspapers simple-minded enough to buy it. One of these days after I say something like that, I'm going to break out in spots and my tongue will remain stuck to the roof of my mouth forever. It wasn't a very nice thing to say, nor was it accurate. The newspapers that buy and publish this column have made a profoundly compassionate decision. They felt sorry for me after being told about Mrs. Spencer.