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  • TIME: Don't Dismiss President Trump's Attacks on the Media as Mere Stupidity

    02/21/2017 9:06:30 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 44 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 2/18/2017 | Bret Stephens
    SNIP to the meat: The President routinely describes reporting he dislikes as FAKE NEWS. The Administration calls the press “the opposition party,” ridicules news organizations it doesn’t like as business failures, and calls for journalists to be fired. Mr. Trump has called for rewriting libel laws in order to more easily sue the press. This isn’t unprecedented in U.S. history, though you might have to go back to the Administration of John Adams to see something quite like it. And so far the rhetorical salvos haven’t been matched by legal or regulatory action. Maybe they never will be. But the...
  • Detroit F.P. editor loses mind, writes column calling for Republican legislators to be murdered

    06/08/2016 6:15:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/08/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Civility Two years ago, Stephen Henderson won a Pulitzer Prize. I’ll let you decide what you think that says about the state of journalism, especially as you consider what he wrote late last week. Henderson, the editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press (and a Facebook friend of mine, at least as I type this), has become increasingly hysterical in the past year - seeing racism behind almost every perceived societal ill and ascribing to conservative policymakers not just mistaken thinking but, invariably, an intent to hurt people. But his column of this past Saturday took the cake. A...
  • Michelle Fields celebrates Black Lives Matter journalist winning a Pulitzer

    04/20/2016 2:45:33 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    https://twitter.com/MichelleFields/ ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Celebrating @WesleyLowery winning a Pulitzer!
  • THE THIN BLUE LINE [Pulitzers overwhelmingly honor reporting hostile to law enforcement]

    04/19/2016 12:39:36 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 5 replies
    heatstreet ^ | April 11, 2016
    THE THIN BLUE LINE Monday was the annual day of self-congratulation for traditional journalists – the announcement of the Pulitzer Prize winners. 2016’s awards (and finalists) recognized a parade of journalists whose work was overtly hostile to law enforcement. The award for national reporting went to the Washington Post for (to quote the Pulitzer committee) “its revelatory initiative in creating and using a national database to illustrate how often and why the police shoot to kill and who the victims are most likely to be.” The award for “explanatory reporting” went to ProPublica for a “startling examination and exposé of...
  • The Great War Novelist America Forgot (Herman Wouk turns 100 today)

    05/27/2015 10:26:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 17, 2015 | David Frum
    On May 27, the American novelist Herman Wouk will attain the prodigious age of 100. Over his long career, Wouk has achieved all the wealth and fame a writer could desire, or even imagine. His first great success, The Caine Mutiny (1951), occupied bestseller lists for two consecutive years, sold millions of copies, and inspired a film adaptation that became the second highest-grossing movie of 1954. Wouk’s grand pair of novels, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, likewise found a global audience, both in print, and then as two television miniseries in the 1980s. Wouk won a Pulitzer...
  • The Pulitzer Prize Scam

    04/21/2015 7:39:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/21/2015 | Jack Schafer
    Abandon everything you’ve ever been told about cynical journalists. If you want to melt the frozen heart of a reporter, just whisper in his ear that he’s a finalist in some journalism prize contest. It won’t matter how insignificant or unknown the prize is, whether it’s local or national, whether he’s won one before or not, or whether it comes with a cash prize or just an acrylic trophy. Most journalists can refer to themselves as “prize winning” in their biographical notes because prizes seem to outnumber journalists these days. “Everybody has won, and all must have prizes,” as the...
  • Bennett: Pulitzer Winners Risen, Lichtblau, Priest 'Worthy of Jail'

    04/18/2006 4:43:16 PM PDT · by Laverne · 23 replies · 783+ views
    E&P ^ | April 18, 2006 | By E&P Staff
    NEW YORK On his national radio program today, William Bennett, the former Reagan and George H.W. Bush administration official and now a CNN commentator, said that three reporters who won Pulitzer Prizes yesterday were not "worthy of an award" but rather "worthy of jail." He identified them as Dana Priest of The Washington Post, who wrote about the CIA's "secret prisons" in Europe, and James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times, who exposed the National Security Agency's domestic (a.k.a. terrorist) spy program. Scott Johnson of the popular Powerline blog also weighed in today, under the heading "The...
  • Dana Priest's controversial co-author (William Arkin)

    07/20/2010 8:50:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 07/20/2010 | KEACH HAGEY
    With two Pulitzer Prizes to her name, Dana Priest is one of the Washington Post’s most celebrated reporters. Until Monday, when the Post published the first installment of a bombshell series on post-9/11 intelligence industrial complex, national security blogger William Arkin was hardly known to the paper’s readers. But from a media perspective, Arkin’s role as co-author of the series might be the more important. It marks the first time one of the Post’s bloggers – lately the cause of controversy because they sometimes blur opinion and reporting — has had a byline in one of the paper’s big, investigative...
  • Author refuses to allow Hebrew translation of book [Alice Walker]

    06/19/2012 5:03:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies
    Citing Israel's "apartheid state," Alice Walker, who wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Color of Purple' reaffirms support of BDS movement. Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israel’s “apartheid state.” In a June 9 letter to Yediot Books, Walker said she would not allow the publication of the book into Hebrew because “Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories.” In her letter, posted Sunday by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of...
  • AP wins Pulitzer Prize for series on New York City police spying on Muslims

    04/16/2012 2:27:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for documenting the New York Police Department's widespread spying on Muslims, while The Philadelphia Inquirer was honored in the public service category for its examination of violence in the city's schools. The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., won for local reporting for breaking the Penn State sexual abuse scandal that eventually brought down legendary football coach Joe Paterno. A second Pulitzer for investigative reporting went to The Seattle Times for a series about accidental methadone overdoses among patients with chronic pain. The AP's series of stories showed how New York...
  • 2012 Pulitzer Prizes

    04/16/2012 12:27:20 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 15 replies
    Pulitzer.org ^ | 4/16/'12 | Pulitzer.org
    Click the link to see the winners.
  • A Pulitzer for PJ Media? The Case for Our ‘Every Single One’ Series

    02/21/2012 10:28:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 1+ views
    PJ Media ^ | February 21, 2012 | David Steinberg
    We’ve submitted last year’s blockbuster investigation for an award. Click here to review the entire series. Last year, PJ Media published an eleven-article series titled “Every Single One”, the result of a year-long investigation of — and legal battle with — the Department of Justice. Our correspondents — PJ Media Legal Editor J. Christian Adams and Hans von Spakovsky — discovered the Eric Holder DOJ had used an ideological litmus test when evaluating applicants for employment within the Civil Rights Division. The Civil Service Reform Act, a law dating to President Chester Arthur, prohibits federal hiring based on political...
  • PHIL BRONSTEIN: I was duped by Jose Vargas, illegal immigrant

    06/23/2011 7:51:28 AM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/23/11 | Chronicle's Editor at Large Phil Bronstein
    I was duped. I once hired an illegal immigrant to be a reporter for the Chronicle. "I don't think I'm a criminal," Jose Antonio Vargas told me when we met last week, right before he announced his status to the world. "Don't make me seem guiltier than I am." Jose lied to me and everyone else he worked for, and that's not kosher, especially in a profession where facts and, more elusively, the truth are considered valuable commodities. In 2003 he wrote a story for us about illegals getting fake drivers' licenses in the Mission when he'd used phony documents...
  • What do Pulitzer Prizes mean anymore

    04/26/2011 4:34:59 PM PDT · by WriteStuff · 15 replies
    Across the Back Fence ^ | 04/26/2011 | Todd Fitchette
    I recall studying journalism in college when discussions came up about the notion of “yellow journalism” and how a man named Joseph Pulitzer was synonymous with the term. For those who might not be familiar with the term, it generally means the kind of journalism that is sensational, sometimes tacky, and aimed more at attracting readers and viewers than the kind of responsible journalism one might expect from a respectable newspaper or news organization. Think of yellow journalism as the kind of reporting we see today from most main-stream outlets: irresponsible reporting that exaggerates and downright lies, while not focusing...
  • Post political columnist David Broder dies

    03/09/2011 10:14:12 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 63 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 3/9/11 | Adam Bernstein
    David S. Broder, 81, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades, died Wednesday in Arlington of complications from diabetes.
  • Shock! Horror! National Enquirer wins a Pulitzer. Not

    04/12/2010 8:03:28 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies · 684+ views
    Guardian (Manchester, UK) ^ | April 13, 2010 | Ed Pilkington
    The announcement last night that the National Enquirer had won a Pulitzer Prize, America's most prestigious journalistic award, for its coverage of the Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards's extra-marital affair sent shockwaves through the media establishment. Actually, that paragraph is entirely inaccurate, a charge often levelled at National Enquirer stories. In fact, the panel of Pulitzer judges, co-ordinated through New York's Columbia Journalism School, steered clear of rewarding the tabloid and opted instead for more conventional outlets including the New York Times and the Philadelphia Daily News. The question of whether or not the Enquirer would take a Pulitzer...
  • 2010 Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism, arts

    04/12/2010 12:13:39 PM PDT · by Borges · 15 replies · 728+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 04/12/10
    Public Service: Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier. Breaking News Reporting: The Seattle Times staff. Investigative Reporting: Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman of the Philadelphia Daily News and Sheri Fink of ProPublica, in collaboration with The New York Times Magazine. Editorial Writing: Tod Robberson, Colleen McCain Nelson and William McKenzie of The Dallas Morning News Fiction: "Tinkers" by Paul Harding (Bellevue Literary Press) Drama: "Next to Normal," music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey Commentary: Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post
  • Pulitzer Committee Says National Enquirer 'Ineligible' for Top Journalism Prize

    01/22/2010 1:41:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies · 966+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 22, 2010 | Russell Goldman
    The administrator of the Pulitzer Prize board said today that the National Enquirer is "ineligible" for the nation's top journalism prize, dashing the flamboyant tabloid's hopes of taking the award for breaking a story about John Edwards' mistress and love child. When Edwards confirmed Thursday that he fathered a daughter with the campaign's hired videographer Rielle Hunter, the Enquirer announced it would submit its reporting for the prize, calling its work "good, old-fashioned reporting." Besides forcing Edwards to finally admit paternity, the National Enquirer's revelations have also led to a federal investigation into whether Edwards' campaign broke any laws...
  • National Enquirer submitting John Edwards coverage for Pulitzers

    01/21/2010 12:10:53 PM PST · by pissant · 15 replies · 431+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 1/21/10 | Howard Kurtz
    The executive editor of the National Enquirer says he plans to enter his paper's work on the John Edwards scandal for a Pulitzer Prize. Don't laugh. "It's clear we should be a contender for this," Barry Levine said by phone Thursday, hours after the former presidential candidate admitted what the newspaper had been reporting all along: that he is the father of Rielle Hunter's baby. "The National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid, was able to publish this reporting." Although the staff never doubted its reports that Edwards had fathered a baby girl with his former campaign videographer, Levine said, "there is...
  • Diary that helped expose Stalin's famine displayed

    11/19/2009 12:10:38 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 9 replies · 884+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | November 13, 2009 | Raphael G. Satter
    The diaries of a British reporter who risked his reputation to expose the horrors of Stalin's murderous famine in Ukraine were put on public display for the first time Friday. Welsh journalist Gareth Jones sneaked into Ukraine in March of 1933, at the height of a famine engineered by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Millions of people starved to death between 1932 and 1933 as the Soviet secret police emptied the countryside of grain and livestock as part of a campaign to force peasants into collective farms.Jones' reporting was one of the first attempts to bring the disaster to the world's...