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Portland Oregonian Wins Pulitzer

April 16, 2001

NEW YORK (AP) _ The Oregonian of Portland won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for its examination of systematic problems with the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

In breaking news reporting, The Miami Herald won for its coverage of the Elian Gonzalez custody drama. The story also produced the breaking news photography award for Alan Diaz of The Associated Press.

For investigative reporting, David Willman of the Los Angeles Times won for his expose of unsafe drugs that had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

For explantory reporting, the staff of the Chicago Tribune won for ``Gateway to Gridlock″ about the American air traffic system.

The beat reporting Pulitzer went to David Cay Johnston of The New York Times for exposing loopholes and inequities in the U.S. tax code.

The New York Times also won for national reporting for a series on race in America.

Two prizes were awarded in international reporting. Ian Johnson of The Wall Street Journal won for stories about the Chinese government’s suppression of the Falun Gong movement. Paul Salopek of the Chicago Tribune won for reporting on political strife and disease in Africa.

The feature writing prize went to Tom Hallman Jr. of the Oregonian for a profile of a facially disfigured teen-ager who underwent surgery.

The commentary award went to Dorothy Rabinowitz of The Wall Street Journal for articles on American society and culture.

The criticism prize went to Gail Caldwell of The Boston Globe for her observations on contemporary life and literature.

In editorial writing, David Moats of the Rutland (Vt.) Herald won for his editorials on civil unions for gay couples.

The editorial cartooning prize went to Ann Telnaes of the Los Angeles Times Syndicate.

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