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Washington Post Wins Pulitzer

April 12, 1999

NEW YORK (AP) _ The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for a series on reckless gunplay by city police officers.

The prize for investigative reporting was awarded to The Miami Herald for exposing pervasive voter fraud in a mayoral election that was later overturned.

The prize for explanatory reporting was awarded to Richard Read of The Oregonian of Portland, Ore., for showing the impact of the Asian economic crisis on a local french fries exporter.

The prize for beat reporting was awarded to Chuck Philips and Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times for stories on corruption in the entertainment industry.

The prize for national reporting went to The New York Times staff and notably Jeff Gerth for a series that disclosed the sale of American technology to China despite national security risks.

The prize for international reporting was awarded to The Wall Street Journal for coverage of the Russian financial crisis.

The prize for feature writing went to Angelo Henderson of The Wall Street Journal for his portrait of a druggist who was driven to violence by his encounters with armed robbers.

The prize for commentary went to Maureen Dowd of The New York Times for her columns on President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.

The prize for criticism went to Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune for his coverage of architecture, including a series on the development of Chicago’s lakefront.

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