Was the Pulitzer Jury Intentionally Nice to Everyone?
It used to be, back in the day (AKA like, 2008? And 2009?) that you had to get someone to sneakily send you a cruddy iPhone shot of the Times newsroom on Pulitzer day. Now they tweet it themselves. IN ANY EVENT, Executive Editor Bill Keller still has all his hair, despite the long nights he spends tearing at it whilst writing his daily (kidding!) column for the Times mag, and the paper was not snubbed this year, with two Pulitzers, including one shared by the eminently worthy Ellen Barry, the best reporter ever. There’s a little something else for almost everyone in these here Pulitzers, in fact! You’ve got your Globes, your Washington Posts, your LA Times, even your Wall Street Journals. It’s the feel-good Pulitzers of the decade! (Well, except for the Miami Herald, who were finalists in the “Breaking News” category this year, which was then not given an award at all.) It’s almost like they decided to spread the love amongst all the fabled giants of old. (In other news, Jennifer Egan won for fiction!)