Pulitzer's Gold: A Century of Public Service Journalism by Roy Harris , Jr.Pulitzer's Gold: A Century of Public Service Journalism by Roy Harris , Jr.

Pulitzer's Gold: A Century of Public Service Journalism

byRoy Harris , Jr.

Paperback | December 22, 2015

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The Joseph Pulitzer Gold Medal for meritorious public service is an unparalleled American media honor, awarded to news organizations for collaborative reporting that moves readers, provokes change, and advances the journalistic profession. Updated to reflect new winners of the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism and the many changes in the practice and business of journalism, Pulitzer's Gold goes behind the scenes to explain the mechanics and effects of these groundbreaking works.

The veteran journalist Roy J. Harris Jr. adds fascinating new detail to well-known accounts of the Washington Post investigation into the Watergate affair, the New York Times coverage of the Pentagon Papers, and the Boston Globe revelations of the Catholic Church's sexual-abuse cover-up. He examines recent Pulitzer-winning coverage of government surveillance of U.S. citizens and expands on underexplored stories, from the scandals that took down Boston financial fraud artist Charles Ponzi in 1920 to recent exposés that revealed neglect at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and municipal thievery in Bell, California. This one-hundred-year history of bold journalism follows developments in all types of reporting-environmental, business, disaster coverage, war, and more.

Roy J. Harris Jr. spent over two decades as a Wall Street Journal reporter, including six years as deputy chief of its Los Angeles bureau. He then spent thirteen years as senior editor of The Economist's CFO Magazine. Early in his career, he reported for the Los Angeles Times and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He lives in Hingham, Massa...
Title:Pulitzer's Gold: A Century of Public Service JournalismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:488 pagesPublished:December 22, 2015Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsReintroduction: Refining Pulitzer's GoldPart I. Gold for a New Century1. A Medal for All Seasons: 2013-2014: From Police Speeding to NSA Spying2. The Most Prized Pulitzer: The "Germ of an Idea" Takes Root3. A Newsroom Challenged: 2002: The New York Times and 9/114. Epiphany in Boston: 2003: The Globe and the Church5. From Times to Times: 2004-2005: Rivals Win in New York and Los Angeles6. The Storm Before the Calm: 2006: The Times-Picayune and the Sun Herald's Summer of Katrina7. Stocks and Soldiers: 2007-2008: The Journal on Options, the Post on Walter Reed8. Prizing Youth: 2009-2010: The Las Vegas Sun and the Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier9. The Tradition Survives: 2011-2012: Return of the L.A. Times and the Philadelphia InquirerPart II. Coming of Age10. First Gold: 1917-1919: The Great War, Brought Home11. Reporting on the Roaring: 1920-1929: Ponzi's Scam and an Ohio Editor's Murder12. From Depression to Wartime: 1930-1945: Corruption and the Dust Bowl13. A Handful of Gold: 1936-1952: The Post-Dispatch Makes Its Mark14. A New Stew of Issues: 1953-1969: Little Rock, the Suburbs, and Firsts for Women15. Secret Papers, Secret Reporting: 1972: The Pentagon Papers and the Times16. All the Editor's Men: 1973: Watergate and the PostPart III. Challenges for a New Era17. In Watergate's Shadow: 1970-1978: Newsday, the Inquirer, and Davids vs. Goliaths18. Mightier Than the Snake: 1979: The Point Reyes Light on Synanon19. Everybody's Business: 1980-1989: Considering the Company View20. The Nature of Things: 1990-1998: The Scientific and the Sordid21. The Post Rings Twice: 1999-2000: Police Shootings and Shameful HomesAfterwordAppendix: Pulitzer Gold NuggetsNotesBibliographyIndex

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