The 1998 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Commentary

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For distinguished commentary, Five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Awarded to Mike McAlary of New York Daily News, New York, NY, for his coverage of the brutalization of a Haitian immigrant by police officers at a Brooklyn stationhouse.

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Columbia University President George Rupp (right) presents Michael McAlary with the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.

Finalists

Nominated as finalists in this category were: Bob Greene of the Chicago Tribune for his columns devoted to local children whose lives were mishandled by the welfare and judicial systems, Robert J. Samuelson of The Washington Post Writers Group, for his knowledgeable and analytical columns on a wide variety of national subjects, and Patricia Smith of The Boston Globe for her lyrical and evocative columns on an assortment of urban topics.