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Columbia University Announces 2005 Pulitzer Prizes

NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The 89th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board, were announced today by Columbia University.


For a distinguished example of explanatory reporting that illuminates a significant and complex subject, demonstrating mastery of the subject, lucid writing and clear presentation, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Gareth Cook of The Boston Globe for explaining, with clarity and humanity, the complex scientific and ethical dimensions of stem cell research.

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: William J. Broad and David E. Sanger of The New York Times for their aggressive reporting and lucid writing that cast light on the shadowy process of nuclear proliferation, and the Staff of Newsday, Long Island, N.Y., for its serious, energetic and substantive series examining three decades of hip-hop music in American life.

Source: Columbia University

CONTACT: Madeleine Perez of Columbia University, +1-212-854-7884,

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