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Morning Reading List, 10.24.08

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We’ve got your morning mix of media Muesli after the jump…

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Pulitzers Announced…WaPo Cleans Up

Where the WaPo took home the gold:

Public Service:

    Awarded to The Washington Post for the work of Dana Priest, Anne Hull and photographer Michel du Cille in exposing mistreatment of wounded veterans at Walter Reed Hospital, evoking a national outcry and producing reforms by federal officials.

Breaking News Reporting:

    Awarded to The Washington Post Staff for its exceptional, multi-faceted coverage of the deadly shooting rampage at Virginia Tech, telling the developing story in print and online.

National Reporting:

    Awarded to Jo Becker and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post for their lucid exploration of Vice President Dick Cheney and his powerful yet sometimes disguised influence on national policy.

International reporting:

    Awarded to Steve Fainaru of The Washington Post for his heavily reported series on private security contractors in Iraq that operate outside most of the laws governing American forces.

Feature Writing:

    Awarded to Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post for his chronicling of a world-class violinist who, as an experiment, played beautiful music in a subway station filled with unheeding commuters.

Commentary:

    Awarded to Steven Pearlstein of The Washington Post for his insightful columns that explore the nation’s complex economic ills with masterful clarity.

(Oh, and Bob Dylan won a Pulitzer, too)

As E&P notes, this is the second biggest sweep by a single paper ever (the NYT took home seven in 2002, thanks to its Sept. 11 coverage).

And: Does this silence some of the anti-Len Downie chatter (accurate or not) we’ve been hearing recently?

Congrats to all.

Taking Out The Trash, 02.21.07

  • With almost 60%, The Beatles are your fav, but one reader calls the Waaa-mbulance on what they consider to be our lack of music credibility: “Did you really do a poll on who’s better Beatles, Stones and LZ? Love the latter two, but not even in the same league as a band that actually changed music…I think a more interesting contest would be Beatles, Bob Dylan and maybe Elvis or Muddy Waters — people who had some lasting influence please….your current question damages your credibility…”

  • ABC News releases pictures of Bob Woodruff’s recovery process over the last year. “To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports” aired last night on ABC. See photos from his recovery here.

  • Long Island University has announced the winners of 12 George Polk Awards for 2006, “bestowing honors upon journalists who have braved desert warfare, uncovered environmental dangers, revealed questionable financial practices and exposed controversial government and military activities.” Spike Lee, Jeff Kosseff and Sam Pollard are among the winners, as well as Robert Little, a national correspondent for The Sun of Baltimore.

  • Beet TV has the second part of Jeff Jarvis’ interview with Mark Whitaker who “was recently being named to an executive position at the Washington/Newsweek Interactive division.” Whitaker “sees opportunities in niche/special interest publishing and highly localized or ‘hyperlocal’ publishing. He says that consumer generated content will become increasingly important.”

  • USA Today shows how the Bush Administration is so opposed to leaks, that is except “when it suits their strategic purposes.”

  • DCist on XM / Sirius merger and Kornheiser’s return to radio.

  • Bob Orr Promoted To Justice Dept. Beat

  • Brian Montopoli finds out “What Happens When You Burn The Press

  • In Closing Pleas, Clashing Views on Libby’s Role

  • Tears and Fears at Closing Arguments

  • Libby ‘Told a Dumb Lie,’ Prosecutor Says in Closing Argument

  • Dissecting Maureen Dowd’s Obama hit piece

  • An update on Pamela Constable’s piece on foreign bureaus (sent in from a reader): She said the Baltimore Sun doesn’t have any foreign bureaus, but they do. They have three foreign bureaus. They are scheduled to be closed by the end of the year, but they are open now.