Pulitzer's Gold: Behind the Prize for Public Service Journalism

Pulitzer's Gold: Behind the Prize for Public Service Journalism

by Roy J. Harris Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826218911

ISBN-13: 9780826218919

Pub. Date: 02/01/2010

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

No journalism awards are awaited with as much anticipation as the Pulitzer Prizes. Andamong those Pulitzers, none is more revered than the Joseph Pulitzer Gold Medal.
 
Pulitzer’s Gold is the first book to trace the ninety-year history of the coveted Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, awarded annually to a newspaper rather than to

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No journalism awards are awaited with as much anticipation as the Pulitzer Prizes. Andamong those Pulitzers, none is more revered than the Joseph Pulitzer Gold Medal.
 
Pulitzer’s Gold is the first book to trace the ninety-year history of the coveted Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, awarded annually to a newspaper rather than to individuals, in the form of that Gold Medal. Exploring this service-journalism legacy, Roy Harris recalls dozens of “stories behind the stories,” often allowing the journalists involved to share their own accounts. Harris takes his Gold Medal saga through two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights struggle, and the Vietnam era before bringing public-service journalism into a twenty-first century that includes 9/11, a Catholic Church scandal, and corporate exposés. Pulitzer’s Gold offers a new way of looking at journalism history and practice and a new lens through which to view America’s own story.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826218919
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Edition description:
First Edition, Revised edition, New in Paper
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Filling a Black Hole 1

Pt. 1 Gold for a New Century

Ch. 1 The Storm before the Calm 7

Ch. 2 The Most Prized Pulitzer 30

Ch. 3 Spotlight on the Church 43

Ch. 4 A Newsroom Challenged 57

Ch. 5 Epiphany in Boston 72

Ch. 6 From Times to Times 90

Pt. 2 Coming of Age

Ch. 7 First Gold 109

Ch. 8 Reporting on the Roaring 121

Ch. 9 From Depression to Wartime 146

Ch. 10 A Handful of Gold 158

Ch. 11 A New Stew of Issues 186

Pt. 3 The Golden Seventies

Ch. 12 Secret Papers, Secret Reporting 205

Ch. 13 All the Editor's Men 222

Ch. 14 Two Types of Teaming 238

Ch. 15 Davids and Goliaths 258

Ch. 16 Mightier than the Snake 274

Ch. 17 Pulitzer, Reform Thyself 288

Pt. 4 Challenges for a New Era

Ch. 18 Everybody's Business 299

Ch. 19 The Nature of Things 319

Ch. 20 The Post Rings Twice 346

Ch. 21 Covering "De-Portland" 363

Afterword: Back to the Future 375

App The Gold Medal in History 383

Notes on Sources 423

Bibliography 445

Index 449

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