From the Pulitzer timeline: 1950
1950 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

The Way West by A. B. Guthrie (Sloane)
South Pacific by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
Art and Life in America by Oliver W. Larkin (Rinehart)
Biography or Autobiography
John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy by Samuel Flagg Bemis (Knopf)
Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks (Harper)
Music in The Consul by Gian-Carlo Menotti
Produced at the Barrymore Theater, New York.

Special Citations

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Press Releases

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Public Service
Chicago Daily News and St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For the work of George Thiem and Roy J. Harris, respectively, in exposing the presence of 37 Illinois newspapermen on an Illinois State payroll.
Local Reporting
Meyer Berger of The New York Times
For his 4,000 word story on the mass killings by Howard Unruh in Camden, N.J.
National Reporting
Edwin O. Guthman of The Seattle Times
For his series on the clearing of Communist charges of Professor Melvin Rader, who had been accused of attending a secret Communist school.
International Reporting
Edmund Stevens of The Christian Science Monitor
For his series of 43 articles written over a three-year residence in Moscow entitled, "This Is Russia Uncensored."
Editorial Writing
Carl M. Saunders of Jackson (MI) Citizen Patriot
For distinguished editorial writing during the year.
Editorial Cartooning
James T. Berryman of The Evening Star, Washington, DC
For "All Set for a Super-Secret Session in Washington."
Bill Crouch of Oakland (CA) Tribune
For his picture, "Near Collision at Air Show."