Walter Reed Exposé Helps Post Net 6 Pulitzers
NY Times , Chicago Tribune , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel among other winners
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2008 4:39 PM CDT
A four-part series on the power behind the President earned the Washington Post a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Washington Post today won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for public service for its coverage of the Walter Reed scandal and grabbed five more of the coveted awards in the biggest haul in the paper's history. A series on the power of Dick Cheney earned the national reporting medal, and the breaking news award went to the team that covered the Virginia Tech massacre.

Other journalism prizes went to:

  • The New York Times, for investigative reporting and for explanatory reporting.
  • The Chicago Tribune, which shared investigative reporting laurels.
  • The Boston Globe, for criticism.
  • The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, for local reporting.
To see a complete list of the journalism and arts honorees and finalists, click the first link below.