The 1996 Pulitzer Prize Winners

National Reporting

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For a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs, Three thousand dollars ($3,000).

Awarded to Alix M. Freedman of The Wall Street Journal for her coverage of the tobacco industry, including a report that exposed how ammonia additives heighten nicotine potency.


Alix Freedman after recieving the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Russell Carollo, Carol Hernandez and Jeff Nesmith of the Dayton (OH) Daily News for their reporting on lenient handling of sexual misconduct cases by the military justice system, and David Maraniss and Michael Weiskopf of The Washington Post for their accounts of the way the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives played out during 1995.