The 1999 Pulitzer Prize Winners

National Reporting

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For a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs, Five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Awarded to The New York Times Staff, and notably Jeff Gerth, for a series of articles that disclosed the corporate sale of American technology to China, with U.S. government approval despite national security risks, prompting investigations and significant changes in policy.


Columbia University Provost Jonathan R. Cole (right) presents Jeff Gerth (center) and Steven Engleberg (left), of The New York Times, with The 1999 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Chris Adams, Ellen Graham and Michael Moss of The Wall Street Journal for their reporting on the pitfalls faced by elderly Americans housed in commercial long-term facilities, and New Orleans Times-Picayune Staff for a revealing series on the destruction of housing and the threat to the environment posed by the Formosan termite.