Michael Parks, Reporter Who Rose to Lead The Los Angeles Times, Dies at 78

A Pulitzer winner, he covered the Vietnam War, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of apartheid in South Africa before running The Times’s newsroom.

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Carlos Tejada, Deputy Asia Editor for The New York Times, Dies at 49

He was an editor in Asia for 13 years, including with The Wall Street Journal. One colleague said he had embodied the phrase, “Edit ferociously and with joy.”

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Marshall Project Founder Neil Barsky Is Stepping Down

A former hedge fund manager, Mr. Barsky led the nonprofit news organization to two Pulitzer Prizes in seven years.

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Edward Keating, Times Photographer at Ground Zero, Dies at 65

In a risk-taking career, he helped the paper win a Pulitzer for its 9/11 photography and later prompted a debate on journalistic ethics that led to his leaving The Times.

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Here Are Some of the Photographs of 9/11

Photographers reflect on shooting the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and their aftermath.

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Colson Whitehead Reinvents Himself, Again

After winning back-to-back Pulitzers, the author of “The Underground Railroad” and “The Nickel Boys” took another detour with his new crime novel, “Harlem Shuffle.”

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Pulitzer-Winning Critic Wesley Morris Captured the Moment

For his piercing insights on race and culture, Wesley Morris recently received his second Pulitzer Prize. But he won over colleagues long before that.

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Stephen Dunn, Poet Who Celebrated the Ordinary, Dies at 82

His work, one reviewer said, “has an out-of-time quality, like a conversation with your smartest friend during a long-distance road trip.” In 2001 he won the Pulitzer Prize.

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2021 Pulitzer Prize Winners

From reporting on the coronavirus pandemic to China’s internment of Uyghurs, here’s the full list of winners and finalists.

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Pulitzer Winners Include The New York Times and Buzzfeed News

The Pulitzer board recognized reporting on the murder of George Floyd, including a special citation for Darnella Frazier, the teenager who filmed the killing. The public service prize went to The New York Times for Covid coverage.

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Lucinda Franks Dies at 74; Prize-Winning Journalist Broke Molds

She avoided covering beauty pageants by going to Northern Ireland on her own and was later the first woman to win a Pulitzer for national reporting.

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Wayne Peterson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer, Dies at 93

His Pulitzer, in 1992, came amid controversy not of his making: A three-member jury had recommended a different work.

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I Don’t Want My Role Models Erased

This is how women who covered Vietnam were marginalized in the war’s history.

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David Newhouse, 65, Dies; His Paper Broke the Sandusky Story

A member of a powerful publishing family, he drove his Pennsylvania newspaper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State.

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Pulitzer Board Rescinds New York Times’s ‘Caliphate’ Citation

The podcast, which The Times now says did not meet its editorial standards, and a related report on ISIS had been named finalists in the 2019 international category.

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Black Student Expelled After Mother Complains About ‘Fences’

A dispute about the reading of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play in an English class escalated at the mostly white Providence Day School in Charlotte, N.C.

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1619, Revisited

The loudest criticism of the Times project has been neither productive nor scholarly.

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Dawn Davis, Bon Appétit’s Next Editor in Chief, Is a Book-World Star

Dawn Davis, who will become one of the few Black top editors in Condé Nast’s history, will oversee a brand where many workers have complained of discrimination.

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Marty Baron Made The Post Great Again. Now, the News Is Changing.

The ultimate old-school editor is grappling with a moment of cultural reckoning.

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Pulitzer Prizes: A Guide to the Winning Books and Finalists

Here are the 2020 contenders for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, history and biography.

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The New York Times, Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica Win Pulitzers

The Pulitzer board makes The Times a winner in three categories. The Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica take a major prize at a time when local journalism is in crisis.

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