The 2003 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Beat Reporting

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For a distinguished example of beat reporting characterized by sustained and knowledgeable coverage of a particular subject or activity, Seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).

Awarded to Diana K. Sugg of The Baltimore Sun for her absorbing, often poignant stories that illuminated complex medical issues through the lives of people.


Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger presents Diana K. Sugg with the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Beat Reporting.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Cameron W. Barr of The Christian Science Monitor for the extraordinary clarity, diversity and context in his ongoing coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and David Cay Johnston of The New York Times for his stories that displayed exquisite command of complicated U.S. tax laws and of how corporations and individuals twist them to their advantage.