No press releases are currently recorded for this year.
Los Angeles Times
For its thorough, sustained and well-conceived attack on narcotics traffic and the enterprising reporting of Gene Sherman, which led to the opening of negotiations between the United States and Mexico to halt the flow of illegal drugs into southern California and other border states.
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Jack Nelson of The Atlanta (GA) Constitution
For the excellent reporting in his series of articles on mental institutions in Georgia.
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Miriam Ottenberg of The Evening Star, Washington, DC
For a series of seven articles exposing a used-car racket in Washington, D.C., that victimized many unwary buyers. The series led to new regulations to protect the public and served to alert other communities to such sharp practices.
Vance Trimble of Scripps-Howard Newspaper Alliance
For a series of articles exposing the extent of nepotism in the Congress of the United States.
A. M. Rosenthal of The New York Times
For his perceptive and authoritative reporting from Poland. Mr. Rosenthal's subsequent expulsion from the country was attributed by Polish government spokesmen to the depth his reporting into Polish affairs, there being no accusation of false reporting.
Lenoir Chambers of Norfolk Virginian-Pilot
For his series of editorials on the school integration problem in Virginia, as exemplified by "The Year the Schools Closed," published January 1, 1959, and "The Year the Schools Opened," published December 31, 1959.
Andrew Lopez of United Press International
For his series of four photographs of a corporal, formerly of Dictator Batista's army, who was executed by a Castro firing squad, the principal picture showing the condemned man receiving last rites.