Friday, November 18, 2022

Looking back at the Pulitzer Prize to The NYT/WaPo received for their narrative. How many were bold faced lies

For deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration. (The New York Times entry, submitted in this category, was moved into contention by the Board and then jointly awarded the Prize. 

A partial list:

FBI was to pay author of Trump dossier (Washington Post)

Trump reveals secret intelligence to Russians (Washington Post)

President asked intelligence chiefs to deny collusion (Washington Post)

Trump’s actions now a focus of Mueller inquiry (Washington Post)

Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked (Washington Post)

Ken Armstrong* (Chair)

Senior Reporter, ProPublica

Susan Goldberg

Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic

Carlos Lozada*

Associate Editor and Nonfiction Book Critic, The Washington Post

Kristin Roberts

Executive Editor, McClatchy Washington

Jeff Taylor*

Editor and Vice President, News, The Indianapolis Star

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