The 2007 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 Oregonian, Portland, for its skillful and tenacious coverage of a family missing in the Oregon mountains, telling the tragic story both in print and online.


Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger, left, presents Dave Austin, Peter Sleeth and Quinton Smith of The Oregonian, with the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: The staff of The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, for its clear and authoritative reporting on the crash of a Comair commuter jet that killed 49 people, and The Denver Post staff for its compelling and notably human coverage of back-to-back blizzards that trapped travelers and paralyzed the region.