Stories on Walter Reed, Toxic Ingredients Among Those Earning Pulitzers

By: AP
By: AP

NEW YORK (AP) _ The Washington Post has won six 2008 Pulitzer Prizes, including the public service award for exposing poor treatment of America's war wounded at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

The Post also won for:
_ Breaking news reporting, for its coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre;
_ National reporting, for its exploration of Vice President Cheney's backstage influence;
_ International reporting, for a series on how private security
contractors in Iraq operate outside the laws governing U.S. forces;
_ Feature writing, for Gene Weingarten's story on a world-class
violinist who, in an experiment, played in a subway station to
gauge commuters' reaction;
_ Commentary, for Steven Pearlstein's columns on the nation's
economic problems.

The New York Times won two Pulitzers on Monday - one for
investigative reporting, for stories on toxic ingredients in medicine and other products imported from China, and one for explanatory reporting, for examining the ethical issues surrounding DNA testing.

The Chicago Tribune also won in the investigative reporting category, for stories exposing faulty government regulation that resulted in recalls of car seats, toys and cribs.

The Pulitzers are journalism's highest honor, and the public service award is the most distinguished of all.

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