Awards & Winners

1957 Pulitzer Prize

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1957 Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Eugene O'Neill

Honored for : Long Day's Journey into Night
Pulitzer Prize for Music

Norman Dello Joio

Honored for : Meditations on Ecclesiastes
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography

John F. Kennedy

Honored for : Profiles in Courage
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

Chicago Daily News

(For determined and courageous public service in exposing a $2,500,000 fraud centering in the office of the State Auditor of Illinois, resulting in the indictment and conviction of the State Auditor and others. This led to the reorganization of State procedures to prevent a recurrence of the fraud.)
Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting

Wallace Turner, William Lambert

([Local Reporting - No Edition Time] For their expose of vice and corruption in Portland involving some municipal officials and officers of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, Western Conference. They fulfilled their assignments despite great handicaps and the risk of reprisal from lawless elements.)
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

James Reston

(For his distinguished national correspondence, including both news dispatches and interpretive reporting, an outstanding example of which was his five-part analysis of the effect of President Eisenhower's illness on the functioning of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.)
Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

Russell Jones

(For his excellent and sustained coverage of the Hungarian revolt against Communist domination, during which he worked at great personal risk within Russian-held Budapest and gave front-line eyewitness reports of the ruthless Soviet repression of the Hungarian people.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing

Buford Boone

(For his fearless and reasoned editorials in a community inflamed by a segregation issue, an outstanding example of his work being the editorial entitled, 'What a Price for Peace,' published on February 7, 1956.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning

Tom Little

(For 'Wonder Why My Parents Didn't Give Me Salk Shots?' published on January 12, 1956.)
Pulitzer Prize for Photography

Harry A. Trask

(For his dramatic and outstanding photographic sequence of the sinking of the liner Andrea Doria, the pictures being taken from an airplane flying at a height of 75 feet only nine minutes before the ship plunged to the bottom. (The second picture in the sequence is cited as the key photograph.))
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Richard Wilbur

Honored for : Things of This World
Pulitzer Prize for History

George F. Kennan

Honored for : Russia Leaves the War
Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting

The Salt Lake Tribune

(For its prompt and efficient coverage of the crash of two air liners over the Grand Canyon, in which 128 persons were killed. This was a team job that surmounted great difficulties in distance, time and terrain.)
Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards

Kenneth Roberts

(For his historical novels which have long contributed to the creation of greater interest in our early American history.)