The 2002 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 Washington Post Staff for its comprehensive coverage of America's war on terrorism, which regularly brought forth new information together with skilled analysis of unfolding developments.

Columbia University President George Rupp (right) presents Liz Spayd and Lenord Downie, Jr. of The Washington Post with the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Douglas M. Birch and Gary Cohn of The Baltimore Sun for their series that suggested that university research on new drug therapies is being tainted by relationships with profit-seeking drug companies, and Gregory L. Vistica of The New York Times for his enterprising and nuanced reporting that disclosed Senator Bob Kerrey's role in a massacre during the Vietnam War.