The 2006 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Breaking News Reporting

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For a distinguished example of local reporting of breaking news, presented in print or online or both, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Staff of The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, for its courageous and aggressive coverage of Hurricane Katrina, overcoming desperate conditions facing the city and the newspaper.



Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger (far left) presents (left to right) Doug MacCash, Manuel Torres, Trymaine Lee and Mark Schleifstein of The Times-Picayune with the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff for its swift and rigorous accounts of a shooting rampage by a prisoner who seized a deputy sheriff's gun and killed a judge and three others, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Staff for its clear, cohesive and enterprising coverage of Hurricane Wilma after it battered a region still recovering from major storms the previous year.