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Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, AR
For demonstrating the highest qualities of civic leadership, journalistic responsibility and moral courage in the face of great public tension during the school integration crisis of 1957. The newspaper's fearless and completely objective news coverage, plus its reasoned and moderate policy, did much to restore calmness and order to an overwrought community, reflecting great credit on its editors and its management.
Local Reporting; Edition Time
Staff of Fargo (ND) Forum
For its swift, vivid and detailed news and picture coverage of a tornado which struck Fargo on June 20. Proceeding under considerable difficulty and overcoming many handicaps, a small but skilled staff put out a complete tornado edition within five hours after the disaster.
Local Reporting; No Edition Time
George Beveridge of The Evening Star, Washington, DC
For his excellent and thought-provoking series, "Metro, City of Tomorrow," describing in depth the urban problems of Washington, D.C., which stimulated widespread public consideration of these problems and encouraged further studies by both public and private agencies.
Clark Mollenhoff of Des Moines Register and Tribune
For his persistent inquiry into labor racketeering, which included investigatory reporting of wide significance.
Relman Morin of Associated Press
For his dramatic and incisive eyewitness report of mob violence on September 23, 1957, during the integration crisis at the Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Staff of The New York Times
For its distinguished coverage of foreign news, which was characterized by admirable initiative, continuity and high quality during the year.
Harry S. Ashmore of Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, AR
For the forcefulness, dispassionate analysis and clarity of his editorials on the school integration conflict in Little Rock.
Bruce M. Shanks of Buffalo (NY) Evening News
For "The Thinker," published on August 10, 1957, depicting the dilemma of union membership when confronted by racketeering leaders in some labor unions.
William C. Beall of Washington (DC) Daily News
For his photograph "Faith and Confidence," showing a policeman patiently reasoning with two-year-old boy trying to cross a street during a parade.