NEW YORK It didn’t take long for the Pulitzer Prize finalist lists to begin leaking out. Within hours of the 14 Pulitzer juries packing up to go home on Wednesday after three days of judging at Columbia University, the names of this year’s alleged finalists began to spread.
So far, E&P has compiled a likely list of 10 of the 14 journalism finalist groups. These are compiled from multiple sources — based on chats with some judges and editors at some newspapers that received firm word — with at least two confirming their accuracy. E&P has been publishing these leaked lists for five years and they have proven to be very accurate in the past. However, as we always note: This is NOT official and mistakes can happen.
Of course, when the full 18-person Pulitzer Board meets April 12-13, it has the power to delete or shift any of these selections. But for the moment, these appear to be the lucky nominees.
1. The Miami Herald – "House of Lies"
2. The Boston Globe – "Debtor’s Hell"
3. The Sun of Baltimore
1. The Wall Street Journal – China
2. Los Angeles Times – Iraq
3. The Washington Post – Lebanon
1. The Wall Street Journal – Backdating investments
2. The Washington Post – Farm subsidies
3. Birmingham News – Community college corruption
1. Hartford Courant – Mentally Ill soldiers
2. The Seattle Times – "Your Courts, Their Secrets"
3. The Seattle Times – "License to Harm"
1. Los Angeles Times – "Altered Oceans"
2. The New York Times – Diabetes
3. The Virginian-Pilot – Security firm
1. Chicago Tribune – Death penalty
2. The Oregonian – Charity investigation
3. The Boston Globe – Signing statements
1. Joe Nocera – The New York Times
2. Cynthia Tucker – Atlanta Journal Constitution
3. Ruth Marcus – The Washington Post
1. The Oregonian – Lost Family
2. The Denver Post – Blizzards
3. Not yet confirmed
1. The Oregonian
2. The New York Times
3. St. Petersburg Times.
1. Walt Handelsman – Newsday
2. Nick Anderson – Houston Chronicle
3. Mike Thompson – Detroit Free Press
Those categories yet to be fleshed out include editorial writing, breaking news photography, feature photography, and criticism.