The 2001 Pulitzer Prize Winners

National Reporting

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For a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

Awarded to The New York Times Staff for its compelling and memorable series exploring racial experiences and attitudes across contemporary America.

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Columbia University President George Rupp (left) presents Soma Golden Behr, Gerald Boyd (center) and Michael Winerip (right) of The New York Times with the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Frank Fitzpatrick and Gilbert M. Gaul of The Philadelphia Inquirer for their series on the extreme commercialization of college sports, and the Chicago Tribune Staff for its comprehensive review of death penalty cases in Texas and nine other states that pointed out fundamental flaws in the system by which Americans are executed for crimes.