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What kind of work attains the rarified distinction of Pulitzer Gold Medal winner?
Some Looks Inside Pulitzer’s Gold:
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“Epiphany in Boston, 2003:
The Globe and the Church”
Roy Harris at the Poynter Institute
Roy Harris regularly contributes to the website of The Poynter Institute, the journalism think tank in St. Petersburg, Fla. To help familiarize the media community with the power of Pulitzer's Gold, Poynter has published several excerpts from the book. In When Two Pulitzers Were Too Many, Harris wrote: “During my research for Pulitzer's Gold, a look at behind-the-scenes stories of public-service prizewinners over the 91-year history of awards, I found that it hasn't been that long since an unwritten Pulitzer Board rule limited prizes to one a year, or two at most. And one critical internal debate involving multiple prizes, also involving the Post, occurred at a time almost as magical for the paper: the year of its Watergate public-service gold medal, in 1973.
Two great journalists who were deeply involved with the Pulitzer public service tradition—Bob Greene of Newsday and Selwyn Pepper of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch—died in 2008 within months of when the first edition was released. Poynter published Pulitzer's Gold excerpts describing their work.
From the Book
From an interview on: Connie Martinson Talks Books
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