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And the Pulitzers Go To…

A complete list of all the 2014 Pulitzer Awards for Journalism announced today:

Public Service
The Guardian US
-for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, helping through aggressive reporting to spark a debate about the relationship between the government and the public over issues of security and privacy.
The Washington Post -for its revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, marked by authoritative and insightful reports that helped the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security.

Breaking News Reporting
Staff of The Boston Globe -for its exhaustive and empathetic coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing manhunt that enveloped the city, using photography and a range of digital tools to capture the full impact of the tragedy.

Investigative Reporting
Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity, Washington, DC -for his reports on how some lawyers and doctors rigged a system to deny benefits to coal miners stricken with black lung disease, resulting in remedial legislative efforts.

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DC Journos Rack Up Polk Awards

polkawardThe winners of the 2013 George Polk Awards were announced Sunday and DC journalists were well represented among them. Out of 30 journalists honored, 8 were from DC. WaPo did particularly well, with their journalists taking home awards in 3 of the 13 categories.

The George Polk Awards in Journalism are conferred annually to honor special achievement in journalism. The awards, which place a premium on investigative and enterprise reporting that gains attention and achieves results, were established in 1949 by Long Island University to commemorate George Polk, a CBS correspondent murdered in 1948 while covering the Greek civil war.

 

Below is a list of all the winners from the DC area:

Best National Security Reporting: WaPo‘ s Barton Gellman for  ”U.S., British intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program” about the Edward Snowden leaks. This award was shared with Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras of The Guardian.

Best National Reporting: WaPo‘s Eli Saslow for ’Waiting for the 8th“ about the lives of the people who receive assistance from the federal food stamp program.

Best Political Reporting: WaPo‘s Rosalind S. HeldermanLaura Vozzella and Carol Leonnig for ”McDonnell apologizes, repays loans“ about the scandal that led to the indictments of Gov. McDonnell (R-VA) and his wife.

Best Business Reporting: Center for Public Integrity’s Alison Fitzgerald, Daniel Wagner, Lauren Kyger, and John Dunbar for After the Meltdown” demonstrating that regulators and prosecutors have failed to hold a single major player on Wall Street accountable for the reckless behavior that sparked the 2008 financial crisis.

Great job, y’all! And keep up the good work!

 

WaPo To Launch Initiative Focused on Real World Impact of Public Policy

The Washington Post today announced it plans to launch a new initiative focused on explaining the real-world impacts of public policy led by Jim Tankersley, an economic policy correspondent for the outlet. The yet-to-be-named project will launch in spring of 2014 and will join Wonkblog and The Switch to round out the Post’s policy coverage.

The announcement comes days after Wonkblog tweeted that Ezra Klein would be leaving the Post.

The Post will be hiring a staff of new writers and data experts to join Tankersley as the project’s core contributors, and will also feature contributions from current staff members throughout the newsroom such as Eli Saslow, Monica Hesse and David Fahrenthold.

According to Greg Schneider, WaPo business editor,

“The new initiative will harness one of the Post’s great historical strengths: storytelling. It will combine top-shelf writing, razor-sharp data analysis and rich human drama to explain and illuminate complicated policy topics for our audience…The site will feature a steady stream of data-driven, narrative stories, with words, photographs and video; vibrant graphics that explain complex trends; and a variety of frontier-pushing approaches to engage readers in conversations about how to solve America’s biggest problems. In other words, we will tell stories with real people, we will tell stories with numbers, and we will tell stories with our users’ help.”

WaPo Couple Welcomes Birth of Baby

Hello shameless, irrelevant book plug.

Before 10 Letters, a book by WaPo‘s Eli Saslow that’s expected to drop in October, came one baby girl. WaPo couple Eli and Rachel Saslow, welcomed newborn Sienna Rebecca to the world last Monday.

Sienna weighed in at 7lbs 8oz and arrived four days before her mother’s birthday, which she helped celebrate last Friday.

Welcome to the Fishbowl Sienna! Don’t worry, you’re way more important than Daddy’s upcoming book. It was a tipster (not the father) who felt the need to include the book in the announcement.

Let’s just hope he’s not the godfather. (We’re kidding, mostly. We’re sure he means well.)

Morning Mistake: The Headlineless Headline

This morning’s grand flub goes to WaPo for this display of online editing skills. Perhaps the mistake on Eli Saslow‘s story can be excused away by the late hour  — it was 12:18 a.m. when they published. Or perhaps not. A FishbowlDC reader reported the headline goof to WaPo on Sunday. As of 8 a.m. this morning, the headline is still not fixed. At this rate, prospects of this happening are sketchy. To see if they ever come up with a headline, visit here.

UPDATE: Miracles are happening all over the place today. WaPo finally got a headline slapped on their story. It is as follows: “DEFENDING THE FAITH With little money or support, Abdirizak Bihi is on a one-man missionto protect young Somali Americans from the lure of Islamist extremists.” Way to go WaPo!

Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: President-elect Obama.

  • This Week: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Ron Gettelfinger, President, United Auto Workers, The Wall Street Journals’ Peggy Noonan, the Brookings Institution’s E.J. Dionne, and ABC News’ Cokie Roberts and George Will.

  • Face The Nation: Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), Chairman, Senate Banking Committee, Sen. Jeff Sessions, (R-AL), Member, Senate Budget Committee and New York Times’ Thomas Friedman.

  • Fox News Sunday: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Sens. Carl Levin, (D) Michigan and Richard Shelby, (R) Alabama/ Ranking Member, Senate Banking Committee and a panel with Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News, Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News and Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post & Time Magazine. The Power Player is Jim Messina, Director of Personnel for the Transition Team of President-elect Barack Obama and is the incoming White House Deputy Chief of Staff.

  • Reliable Sources: Dana Milbank, columnist, The Washington Post; Ana Marie Cox, Washington editor, TIME.com, Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large, National Review Online, Eric Deggans, television critic, St. Petersburg Times, Andrew Tyndall, blogger, Tyndallreport.com, Michael Wolff, author, “The Man Owns the News: Inside Secret World of Rupert Murdoch”

  • CNN’s After Party: Brian DeBose, editorial writer, The Washington Times, Michelle Cottle, senior editor, The New Republic, Christopher Hayes, Washington editor, The Nation, Stephen Hayes, senior writer, The Weekly Standard; CNN political contributor, Amy Holmes, CNN political contributor; former speechwriter for Sen. Bill Frist, Jamal Simmons, Democratic strategist; president, New Future Communications. Hosted this week by Hilary Rosen and David Brody, CNN political contributors

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Newsweek’s Evan Thomas, The Washington Post’s Colbert King and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer.

  • Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, (R-MN), Gov. Ed Rendell, (D-PA), Ed Rollins, Republican strategist; CNN political contributor, Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist; CNN political contributor, Gloria Borger, CNN senior political analyst, Bill Schneider, CNN senior political analyst, Joe Johns, CNN senior correspondent.

  • Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI)

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Andrea Mitchell of NBC News; Joe Kernen of CNBC; John Heilemann of New York Magazine; and Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post Writers Group.

  • The Post Politics Program: Chris Cillizza, Eli Saslow, Post contributor Paul Light and Jennifer Agiesta.

  • Fareed Zakaria, GPS: General Hamid Gul, former Pakistan Intelligence Chief, Shuja Nawaz, Author, author, “Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army and the Wars Within”, Lt. Gen. Talat Masood, Pakistan Army Corps (Ret.), David Kilcullen, author, “The Accidental Guerilla”, Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico

  • Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet The Press: First Lady Laura Bush, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the United States Said Jawad and Ted Turner, Author, “Call Me Ted”

  • This Week: Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) of the Armed Services Committee and Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) of the Foreign Relations Committee. A roundtable with ABC News’ Matthew Dowd, Donna Brazile, Torie Clark, and George Will.

  • Face the Nation: “A Look At An Historic Election: Annual Books and Authors Show” with authors Bob Woodward, Fareed Zakaria, Michael Eric Dyson and Jane Mayer.

  • Fox News Sunday: Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), Sen. Claire McCaskill, (D-MO), Sen. Saxby Chambliss, (R-GA) and a panel with Brit Hume, Fox News Washington Managing Editor, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News, Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News.

  • Late Edition: Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), Peter Bergen, CNN terrorism analyst, Sajjan Gohel, director of international security, Asia-Pacific Foundation, Ron Gettelfinger, UAW President, Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, Commander, Multi-National Division-North, Ed Rollins, Republican strategist, CNN political contributor, James Carville, Democratic strategist; CNN political contributor, David Gergen, CNN senior political analyst; former presidential adviser, Amy Walter, CNN political contributor; editor-in-chief, The Hotline, Ed Henry, CNN White House correspondent, Bill Schneider, CNN senior political analyst.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Washington Post’s David Ignatius and Ceci Connolly, NBC News Washington Bureau Chief Mark Whitaker and BBC’s Katty Kay.

  • Reliable Sources: Larry Hackett, managing editor, People magazine, Amy Argetsinger, columnist, The Washington Post, A.J. Hammer, host, “Showbiz Tonight,” Headline News, Carlos Diaz, weekend co-host, “Extra”, Eitan Gorlin, filmmaker, Dan Mirvish, filmmaker, Dana Perino, White House Press Secretary, Joan Walsh, editor-in-chief, Salon.com, Jim Geraghty, contributing editor, National Review.

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, The Washington Post’s Colbert King, and syndicated columnists Mark Shields and Charles Krauthammer.

  • Post Politics Program with Emily Freifeld and Ed O’Keefe: Lori Montgomery, Jennifer Agiesta of the Washington Post polling unit and Eli Saslow. The show now airs on POTUS: Sirius 110/XM 130.

  • GPS: Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State, Ashley Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Stephen Cohen, Brookings Institute.

  • Saslow to National: It’s Official

    We reported it earlier and the WaPo made it official this past Friday: Sports reporter Eli Saslow is going to National. The internal memo, obtained by FishbowlDC:

      We’re thrilled to announce that Eli Saslow has become a national enterprise reporter. Starting as a sports intern in the summer of 2004, Eli has demonstrated a remarkable ability for finding stories and writing them in compelling and provocative ways. As a reporter covering high school sports in Anne Arundel County and later roaming the country and the world doing sports enterprise he brought to life all manner of characters and issues with some of the best writing in the paper.

      His most recent achievement was the “Why We Compete” series, eight extraordinary stories from around the world that were as much about the human condition as about sports. We know that Eli will bring the same eye to writing about the nation in the throes of a presidential election as he did about bungee jumping, 100 mile foot races, and the old ba’ game.

    Saslow To National

    FishbowlDC has learned that Eli Saslow has been poached away from the Washington Post’s Sports section by National.

    News From Post’s Political Team (And Garance Franke-Ruta Gets Hired)

    From an internal memo, obtained by FishbowlDC:

      With the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries just weeks away, we’re growing our National campaign team, with help from an amazing array of talent from just about the entire Post newsroom.

      Starting Sunday we’ll launch Candidates Week — eight days examining the front-runners in each party. Terrific and insightful profiles for each came from a team of great writers from around the paper — Sally Jenkins, Eli Saslow, Sue Anne Pressley Montes, Joel Achenbach, Mike Ruane, Kevin Merida, Liz Clarke and Michael Leahy – while photographers Melina Mara,Linda Davidson and Preston Keres barnstormed the country in search of the candidates and produced stunning black and white portraits. Style’s Robin Givhan has deployed her withering gaze on How the Candidates Look, joining our Dana Milbank on What They’re Saying, Michael Dobbs as the Fact Checker, John Solomon on Things You Didn’t Know about the candidates and Dan Balz, Mike Shear and Anne Kornblut on How They’re Running. Helping us put it all together into one smart package have been editor Lynda Robinson,generously on loan from the magazine, and Justin Ferrell, Outlook’s designer.

      We are also making two additions to the national politics team to help us navigate the mad dash through the most intense primary season yet for a presidential campaign. Starting Monday, Steve Ginsberg of the Virginia staff will join us on a temporary basis to help politics editor Tim Curran plan and execute coverage. Steve is an accomplished editor with a gift for organization that we can surely use. He comes to us through the good graces of Bob McCartney, who had already lent us two of his best writers for candidate profiles.

      We’ve also created an exciting new joint venture with washingtonpost.com: a national web politics editor/producer through the election to help us deal with the increased volume of news on the web and to help us take The Trail in new and innovative directions. It will be filled by Garance Franke-Ruta, who has made a name for herself as a keen observer of politics and its intersection with the web from her perch as a writer at the American Prospect and on her own blog, thegarance, which she will suspend when she arrives here. She will also begin work with us Monday.