From the Pulitzer timeline: 1971
1971 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

(No Award)
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel
Roosevelt: The Soldier Of Freedom by James MacGregor Burns (Harcourt)
Biography or Autobiography
Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915 -1938 by Lawrance Thompson (Holt)
The Carrier of Ladders by William S. Merwin (Atheneum)
General Nonfiction
The Rising Sun by John Toland (Random)
Synchronisms No. 6 for Piano and Electronic Sound (1970) by Mario Davidovsky
Premiered August 19, 1970 at the Berkshire Music Festival.

Special Citations

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Public Service
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal and Sentinel
For coverage of environmental problems, as exemplified by a successful campaign to block strip mining operation that would have caused irreparable damage to the hill country of northwest North Carolina.
Local General or Spot News Reporting
Staff of Akron (OH) Beacon Journal
For its coverage of the Kent State University tragedy on May 4, 1970.
Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
William Jones of Chicago Tribune
For exposing collusion between police and some of Chicago's largest private ambulance companies to restrict service in low income areas, leading to major reforms.
National Reporting
Lucinda Franks and Thomas Powers of United Press International
For their documentary on the life and death of a 28-year-old revolutionary Diana Oughton: "The Making of a Terrorist."
International Reporting
Jimmie Lee Hoagland of The Washington Post
For his coverage of the struggle against apartheid in the Republic of South Africa.
William A. Caldwell of The Record, Hackensack, New Jersey
For his commentary in his daily column.
Harold C. Schonberg of The New York Times
For his music criticism during 1970.
Editorial Writing
Horance G. Davis Jr. of The Gainesville (FL) Sun
For his editorials in support of the peaceful desegregation of Florida's schools.
Editorial Cartooning
Paul Conrad of Los Angeles Times
For his editorial cartooning during 1970.
Spot News Photography
John Paul Filo of Valley Daily News and Daily Dispatch, Tarentum and New Kensington, PA
For his pictorial coverage of the Kent State University tragedy on May 4, 1970.
Feature Photography
Jack Dykinga of Chicago Sun-Times
For his dramatic and sensitive photographs at the Lincoln and Dixon State Schools for the Retarded in Illinois.