THE PULITZER PRIZES: Vol. II, 1988 by Kendall J.--Ed. Wills

THE PULITZER PRIZES: Vol. II, 1988

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The second annual collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning (for Journalism) articles, essays, columns, photographs, and cartoons. As before, each sampling (chosen by repeat editor Wills, of the New York Times) of prize-winning work is prefaced with an explanatory essay by the author(s). The entries are, expectedly, uniformly excellent: among the many highlights are the staff of the Charlotte Observer's revelatory coverage of the PTL Scandal (award for Public Service); Wall Street Journal reporter Walt Bogdanovich's shocking investigation into incompetent laboratory testing (winner for Specialized Journalism); Washington Post TV-critic Tom Shales' acerbic coverage of network programs (winner for Criticism; Shales' commentary is so prickly that a poll of TV-industry executives picked him as both favorite and least favorite TV critic); and, quite timely, the staff of the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune's report on the rampage of William Horton, Jr., furloughed under Michael Dukakis' prison furlough system (co-winner for General News Reporting).

Pub Date: Nov. 15th, 1988
Publisher: Simon & Schuster