The 2002 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Breaking News Reporting

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For a distinguished example of local reporting of breaking news, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

Awarded to The Wall Street Journal Staff for its comprehensive and insightful coverage, executed under the most difficult circumstances, of the terrorist attack on New York City, which recounted the day's events and their implications for the future.



Columbia University President George Rupp (left) presents Jim Pensiero, of The Wall Street Journal, with the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: The Staff of the Daily News, New York, for its vivid and detailed on-scene coverage of the September 11th terrorist attack on New York City, and The New York Times Staff for its eloquent and precise coverage of the September 11th terrorist attacks that captured the gravity, drama and historic dimension of the day's events.