Local Reporting; Edition Time

Finalists have been announced since 1980. Full texts, photographs and cartoons are available for Journalism winners from 1995–2015 only.


1963 Sylvan Fox, Anthony Shannon and William Longgood New York World-Telegram and Sun

For their reporting of an air crash in Jamaica Bay, killing 95 persons on March 1, 1962.

1962 Robert D. Mulllins Deseret News, Salt Lake City, UT

For his resourceful coverage of a murder and kidnapping at Dead Horse Point, Utah.

1961 Sanche De Gramont New York Herald Tribune

For his moving account of the death of Leonard Warren on the Metropolitan Opera stage.

1960 Jack Nelson The Atlanta (GA) Constitution

For the excellent reporting in his series of articles on mental institutions in Georgia.

1959 Miss Mary Lou Werner The Evening Star, Washington, DC

For her comprehensive year-long coverage of the integration crisis in Virginia which demonstrated admirable qualities of accuracy, speed and the ability to interpret the news under deadline pressure in the course of a difficult and taxing assignment.

1958 Staff 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.

1957 Staff Salt Lake (UT) Tribune

For its prompt and efficient coverage of the crash of two air liners over the Grand Canyon, in which 128 persons were killed. This was a team job that surmounted great difficulties in distance, time and terrain.

1956 Lee Hills Detroit Free Press

For his aggressive, resourceful and comprehensive front page reporting of the United Automobile Workers' negotiations with Ford and General Motors for a guaranteed annual wage.

1955 Mrs. Caro Brown Alice (TX) Daily Echo

For a series of news stories dealing with the successful attack on one-man political rule in neighboring Duval County, written under unusual pressure both of edition time and difficult, even dangerous, circumstances. Mrs. Brown dug into the facts behind the dramatic daily events, as well, and obtained her stories in spite of the bitterest political opposition, showing professional skill and courage.

1954 Staff Vicksburg (MS) Sunday Post-Herald

For its outstanding coverage of the tornado of December 5, 1953, under extraordinary difficulties.

1953 Editorial Staff Providence (RI) Journal and Evening Bulletin

For their spontaneous and cooperative coverage of a bank robbery and police chase leading to the capture of the bandit.