1979 Pulitzer Prize

1979 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1979.

Journalism Awards

*Public Service:
**"The Point Reyes Light", a California weekly. For its investigation of Synanon, (written by Dr. Richard Ofshe) [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0CE1D7133BF933A25753C1A962948260 CBS's Attack on Fear] , New York Times, October 10, 1984
T. S. Cook's script is based on the book "The Light in Synanon," in which Dave Mitchell, Cathy Mitchell and Dr. Richard Ofshe recount the details of covering a story that won them a 1979 Pulitzer Prize for public- service reporting.
] .
*Local General or Spot News Reporting:
**The "San Diego Evening Tribune", for its coverage of the collision of a Pacific Southwest air liner with a small plane over its city.
*Local Investigative Specialized Reporting:
** Gilbert M. Gaul and Elliot G. Jaspin of the "Pottsville Republican" (Pennsylvania). For stories on the destruction of the Blue Coal Company by men with ties to organized crime.
*National Reporting:
** James Risser of the "Des Moines Register", for a series on farming damage to the environment.
*International Reporting:
** Richard Ben Cramer of "The Philadelphia Inquirer", for reports from the Middle East.
*Feature Writing:
** Jon D. Franklin, science writer of "The Baltimore Evening Sun", for an account of brain surgery.
** Russell Baker of "The New York Times".
** Paul Gapp, architecture critic of the "Chicago Tribune.
*Editorial Writing:
** Edwin M. Yoder Jr. of the "Washington Star".
*Editorial Cartooning:
** Herbert L. Block (Herblock) of "The Washington Post", for the body of his work.
*Spot News Photography:
** Thomas J. Kelly III of the "Pottstown Mercury" (Pennsylvania), for a series called "Tragedy on Sanatoga Road".
*Feature Photography:
** Staff Photographers of the "Boston Herald American", for photographic coverage of the blizzard of 1978.

Letters, Drama and Music Awards

** "The Stories of John Cheever" by John Cheever.
** "Buried Child" by Sam Shepard.
** "The Dred Scott Case" by Don E. Fehrenbacher.
*Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography:
** "Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews" by Leonard Baker.
** "Now and Then" by Robert Penn Warren.
*General Non-Fiction:
** "On Human Nature" by Edward O. Wilson.
** "Aftertones of Infinity" by Joseph Schwantner, first performed by the American Composers Orchestra on January 29, 1979 in Alice Tully Hall New York City.


External links

* [http://www.pulitzer.org/cgi-bin/year.pl?year=1979&FormsButton1=Show+Winners Pulitzer Prizes for 1979] .

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