April 16, 2014 |
INGA SAFFRON had a plan, and it didn't involve winning the highest honor in American journalism. But the Inquirer's architecture writer took one for the team about 3 p.m. yesterday when she bagged the 20th Pulitzer Prize in the newspaper's history. "I was slipping out quietly to cook, when people started coming over to my desk," Saffron said of the foiled plan to slink away unnoticed to prepare a Passover seder for 10 people. Those dang Pulitzers. Get handed out at the most inconvenient times.
April 13, 1990 |
The Inquirer yesterday won a Pulitzer Prize gold medal for public service for articles by reporter Gilbert M. Gaul exposing lax federal regulation of the blood industry. The medal honored a five-part investigative series, "The Blood Brokers," last fall by Gaul, 38, a business reporter who has covered health economics for The Inquirer since 1983. Another public-service award went to the Washington (N.C.) Daily News for stories revealing that the city's water supply was contaminated by carcinogens.
April 8, 1992 |
Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning yesterday, and in a champagne-soaked speech, she thanked some of her suppliers: Saddam Hussein, President Bush, Clarence Thomas, Alan Simpson and "the divine" Ted Kennedy. Called the "attack Quaker" by colleagues, Wilkinson is the first woman to win journalism's highest honor for editorial cartoonists. While acknowledging the importance of political subjects, she said that she tends to mine social issues for cartoons - matters like schools, neighborhood life and "what people are up against day in and day out. " Addressing a staff feasting on hoagies, cookies and the bubbly, Wilkinson peeled back the dark blue lapels of her personalized Daily News jump suit and showed off her "Republican pearls.
April 16, 2010
CONGRATULATIONS TO Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker for winning the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for the "Tainted Justice" series! It was courageous reporting that was necessary. Honest officers have nothing to worry about. Dishonest ones, beware, you will be exposed. Shawna Holts Philadelphia
April 20, 2016 |
Chris Brown: I, monster Like they say, there's no such thing as bad P.R. Chris Brown uses his 2009 assault of then-gf Rihanna as fodder in his forthcoming feature film autobiography, Welcome to My Life: The Official Chris Brown Documentary . "I went from being on top of the world . . . to being Public Enemy No. 1," Brown crows in the doc, claiming it's "the first time I get to say anything" about the event. "I felt like a [bleeping] monster. I was thinking about suicide.
October 6, 2013
A story Friday on a service honoring Staff Sgt. Randall Shughart, a Pennsylvanian killed in a 1993 battle in Somalia, misstated how many Pennsylvanians died in that battle. Sgt. First Class Earl Fillmore Jr., 28, of Blairsville, also died. In addition, Inquirer reporter Mark Bowden's series on the events did not receive a Pulitzer Prize. A story Friday about Camphill Village Kimberton Hills misspelled the name of the philanthropist Mabel Pew Myrin.
February 24, 2016 |
Hundreds gathered at a Germantown church Monday to say farewell to the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Acel Moore, celebrate his life, and honor his lasting impact on the Philadelphia region. Husband, father, brother, writer, editor, soldier, mentor, artist, inspiration, advocate for justice and newsroom diversity - he was that and more, friends said, an indomitable and, it seemed, permanent presence among those who knew and loved him. At Grace Baptist Church, tears flowed. And stories, too - about how Moore traversed boundaries of color and age to change people's lives.
April 14, 2000 |
Joel Pett - one of the cartoonists who we run regularly on these pages - is an irritable guy. Injustice irritates him. Gun lobbyists irritate him. Cartoons that don't have a point of view irritate him. His gift is in being able to translate irritation into funny and pointed visual commentary. We would have been irritable if Joel hadn't won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning on Monday - but he did, and we're thrilled. Here are three of the 20 cartoons from his winning Pulitzer entry.
January 29, 1988 |
There were two letters - one labeled a "statement" - in the New York Times Book Review Sunday, signed by 48 black writers and critics, lobbying to get Toni Morrison a Pulitzer Prize for her 1987 novel "Beloved". Toni Morrison, as you may know, is black, and she is a wonderful American novelist. But even so, open politicking in the most influential book review in the world to get her an award seems insulting both to Morrison's art - which does not need a citation to verify it - and to the great tradition of the Pulitzer Prize.
July 7, 1993 |
Harrison E. Salisbury, 84, a towering figure in American journalism whose groundbreaking writing about the Soviet Union won him the 1955 Pulitzer Prize, died at mid-day Monday as he and his wife were driving home after a weekend with friends on Martha's Vineyard. Mr. Salisbury, longtime New York Times reporter and editor and the author of numerous books, died instantly from a stroke or a heart attack, according to his son Stephan, a reporter at The Inquirer. Stephan Salisbury said his step-mother, Charlotte, was driving when his father died near Providence, R.I. The couple were on their way to their home in Taconic, Conn.