The 1999 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Editorial Writing

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For distinguished editorial writing, the test of excellence being clearness of style, moral purpose, sound reasoning, and power to influence public opinion in what the writer conceives to be the right direction, Five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Awarded to the Editorial Board of the Daily News, New York, N.Y. for its effective campaign to rescue Harlem's Apollo Theatre from the financial mismanagement that threatened the landmark's survival.

Columbia University Provost Jonathan R. Cole (left) presents Michael Goodwin of the Daily News with the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Fred Hiatt of The Washington Post for his elegantly-written editorials urging America's continued commitment to international human rights issues, and Lawrence C. Levy of Newsday, Long Island, New York, for his campaign that was instrumental in bringing about reform of the inequities in Long Island's system of property assessment.