The 2005 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Commentary

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For distinguished commentary, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Connie Schultz of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, for her pungent columns that provided a voice for the underdog and underprivileged.

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Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger presents Connie Schultz with the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Commentary.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Nicholas D. Kristof of The New York Times for his powerful columns that portrayed suffering among the developing world’s often forgotten people and stirred action, and Tommy Tomlinson of The Charlotte (NC) Observer for his provocative columns with a wide-ranging human touch.