[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/SHOWBIZ/04/20/pulitzer.prizes.winners/art.pulitzer.jon.leachman.gi.jpg caption="Writer Jon Meacham won a Pulitzer Prize in biography for "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.""]
The Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced — for fiction and nonfiction, poetry and dramatic writing. But in our world — the world of news — a Pulitzer is the most prestigious award of all.
The New York Times won five, including one for breaking the Eliot Spitzer story. The Detroit Free Press won for uncovering those sexually explicit text messages that brought down that city’s mayor. It was not only reporting on political corruption, however, that won this year. The Las Vegas Sun won for exposing a high death rate among workers on the Las Vegas Strip. The East Valley Tribune of Mesa, Arizona won for its reporting on a local sheriff whose focus on immigration enforcement was compromising investigations of other crimes.
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