The 2005 Pulitzer Prize Winners

National Reporting

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For a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Walt Bogdanich of The New York Times for his heavily documented stories about the corporate cover-up of responsibility for fatal accidents at railway crossings.

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Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger (left) presents Walt Bogdanich with the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Steve Suo and Erin Hoover Barnett of The Oregonian, Portland, for their groundbreaking reports on the failure to curtail the growing illicit use of methamphetamines, and The Washington Post Staff for its relentless, unflinching chronicle of abuses by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.