From the Pulitzer timeline: 1944
1944 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

Journey in the Dark by Martin Flavin (Harper)
(No Award)
The Growth of American Thought by Merle Curti (Harper)
Biography or Autobiography
The American Leonardo: The Life of Samuel F B. Morse by Carleton Mabee (Knopf)
Western Star by the late Stephen Vincent Benet (Farrar)
Symphony No. 4. Opus 34 by Howard Hanson
Performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra on December 3, 1943.

Special Citations

Special Awards and Citations - Journalism
Byron Price, Director of the Office of Censorship
For the creation and administration of the newspaper and radio codes.

At the same time, the members of the Advisory Board of the Graduate School of Journalism deplore certain acts and policies of Army and Navy censorship in the handling of news at the source, and for the unreasonable suppression of information to which the American people are entitled.

Mrs. William Allen White
A scroll indicating appreciation of Mr. White interest and services during the past seven years as a member of the Advisory Board of the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University.
Special Awards and Citations - Music
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
A special award for Oklahoma.

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Press Releases

No press releases are currently recorded for this year.


Public Service
The New York Times
For its survey of the teaching of American History.
Paul Schoenstein and Associates of New York Journal-American
For a news story published on August 12, 1943, which saved the life of a two-year-old girl in the Lutheran Hospital of New York City by obtaining penicillin.
Ernest Taylor Pyle of Scripps-Howard Newspaper Alliance
For distinguished war correspondence during the year 1943
Telegraphic Reporting (National)
Dewey L. Fleming of The Baltimore Sun
For his distinguished reporting during the year 1943.
Telegraphic Reporting (International)
Daniel De Luce of Associated Press
For his distinguished reporting during the year 1943.
Editorial Writing
Henry J. Haskell of Kansas City (MO) Star
For editorials written during the calendar year 1943.
Editorial Cartooning
Clifford K. Berryman of The Evening Star, Washington, DC
For "Where Is the Boat Going?"
Earle L. Bunker of The World-Herald, Omaha, NE
For his photo entitled, "Homecoming."

Frank Filan of Associated Press
For his photo entitled, "Tarawa Island," serviced by the AP.