Washington Post wins 6 Pulitzers, including public service award for Walter Reed expose
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Washington Post has won six 2008 Pulitzer Prizes, including the public service award for exposing poor treatment of America's war wounded at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
The Post also won for:
-- Breaking news reporting, for its coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre;
-- National reporting, for its exploration of Vice President Cheney's backstage influence;
-- International reporting, for a series on how private security contractors in Iraq operate outside the laws governing U.S. forces;
-- Feature writing, to Gene Weingarten, for his story on a world-class violinist who plays in a subway station;
-- Commentary, to Steven Pearlstein, for columns on the nation's economic problems.
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