Category Archives: Pulitzer winner

ProPublica wins Pulitzer Prize

This is a huge victory for new media, meaning online -only publications. I am  proud to say I have linked to them for quite some time, and Sirens Chronicles has proudly displayed their logo, with a link to their site, on the front page for over a year now. They do heavy-duty investigative reporting…like the corporate media used to do. From the HuffPo link:

ProPublica, a 2-year-old organization, is bankrolled by charitable foundations, staffed by distinguished veteran journalists, and devoted to doing the kind of big investigative journalism projects many newspapers have found too expensive.

The Pulitzers opened its doors wider in recent years to online-only material. The changes reflect the seismic shifts going on in the industry in the past decade, with readers getting their news online at all hours, in a never-ending news cycle.

Pulitzer administrator Sig Gissler said there about 100 online entries from 50 sites this year, up from 65 entries last year.

If you are not familiar with ProPublica..I would like to suggest you check them out.

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Pulitzer prize winning photo

The photographer is Damon Winter. View his other masterpieces and bio here. The photo below of Obama during the campaign was awarded a Pulitzer yesterday. Click image to view larger.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Halberstam killed in car accident.

“The crueler the war gets, the crueler the attacks get on anybody who doesn’t salute or play the game,” he said. “And then one day, the people who are doing the attacking look around and they’ve used up their credibility.”

Those words are from David Halberstam, who died today in a car accident. He was 73. He wrote them about the Vietnam war.

They fit this war to a T, don’t ya think?

Mr. Halberstam won his Pulitzer for his reporting on the Vietnam war. He retired from journalism and went on to write 21 books on topics as Vietnam, civil rights, the auto industry and a baseball pennant race. His 2002 best-seller, “War in a Time of Peace,” was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction.