The 2002 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Explanatory Reporting

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For a distinguished example of explanatory reporting that illuminates a significant and complex subject, demonstrating mastery of the subject, lucid writing and clear presentation, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

Awarded to The New York Times Staff for its informed and detailed reporting, before and after the September 11th attacks on America, that profiled the global terrorism network and the threats it posed.

Columbia University President George Rupp (left) presents Judith Miller and Jim Risen of The New York Times, with the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: David Finkel of The Washington Post for his illuminating series of articles on the lives and journeys of international migrants, and The New York Times Staff for its sustained explanatory reporting on the nature of the structural damage at "Ground Zero," the lower Manhattan area where the World Trade Center towers collapsed.