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From the Pulitzer timeline: 1948
Photography: "Boy Gunman and Hostage" Frank Cushing, photographer, Boston Traveler
Letters, Drama, and Music
Tales of the South Pacific
by James A. Michener (Macmillan)
A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
Across the Wide Missouri
by Bernard Devoto (Houghton)
Biography or Autobiography
Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow
by Margaret Clapp (Little)
The Age of Anxiety
by W. H. Auden (Random)
Symphony, No. 3
by Walter Piston
First performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston, January, 1948.
Special Awards and Citations - Journalism
Dr. Frank Diehl Fackenthal
A scroll indicating appreciation of Dr. Fackenthal's interest and service during the past years.
Pulitzer Prize Board
The board overseeing the prizes
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For the coverage of the Centralia, Illinois, mine disaster and the follow-up which resulted in impressive reforms in mine safety laws and regulations.
George E. Goodwin of
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
For his story of the Telfair County vote fraud, published in 1947.
Nat S. Finney of
For his stories on the plan of the Truman administration to impose secrecy about the ordinary affairs of federal civilian agencies in peacetime.
Bert Andrews of
New York Herald Tribune
For his articles on "A State Department Security Case" published in I947.
Paul W. Ward of
The Baltimore Sun
For his series of articles published in 1947 on "Life in the Soviet Union."
Virginius Dabney of
For distinguished editorial writing during the year.
Reuben L. Goldberg of
New York Sun
For "Peace Today."
Frank Cushing of
For his photo, "Boy Gunman and Hostage."