Awards & Winners

1971 Pulitzer Prize

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1971 Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Paul Zindel

Honored for : The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
Pulitzer Prize for Music

Mario Davidovsky

Honored for : Synchronisms No. 6 for Piano and Electronic Sound
Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

Winston-Salem Journal

(For coverage of environmental problems, as exemplified by a successful campaign to block strip mining operation that would have caused irreparable damage to the hill country of northwest North Carolina.)
Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting

William Jones

([Local Investigative Specialized Reporting] For exposing collusion between police and some of Chicago's largest private ambulance companies to restrict service in low income areas, leading to major reforms.)
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting

Lucinda Franks, Thomas Powers

(For their documentary on the life and death of 28-year-old revolutionary Diana Oughton)
Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

Jim Hoagland

(For his coverage of the struggle against apartheid in the Republic of South Africa.)
Pulitzer Prize for Commentary

William A. Caldwell

(For his commentary in his daily column.)
Pulitzer Prize for Criticism

Harold C. Schonberg

(For his music criticism during 1970.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing

Horance G. Davis Jr.

(For his editorials in support of the peaceful desegregation of Florida's schools.)
Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning

Paul Conrad

(For his editorial cartooning during 1970.)
Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography

Jack Dykinga

(For his dramatic and sensitive photographs at the Lincoln and Dixon State Schools For the Retarded in Illinois.)
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography

Lawrence Thompson

Honored for : Robert Frost
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

W. S. Merwin

Honored for : The Carrier of Ladders
Pulitzer Prize for History

James MacGregor Burns

Honored for : Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom, 1940-1945
Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction

John Toland

Honored for : The Rising Sun
Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting

Akron Beacon Journal

(For its coverage of the Kent State University tragedy on May 4, 1970.)
Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography

John Filo

(For his pictorial coverage of the Kent State University tragedy on May 4, 1970.)