The 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winners

National Reporting

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For a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs, in print or in print and online, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Jo Becker and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post for their lucid exploration of Vice President Dick Cheney and his powerful yet sometimes disguised influence on national policy.

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Richard Oppel, Pulitzer Board co-chair (left), presents the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting to Jo Becker and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: The New York Times Staff for its stories about CIA interrogation techniques that critics condemned as torture, stirring debate on the legal and moral limits of American action against terrorism, and Howard Witt of the Chicago Tribune for his wide ranging examination of complicated racial issues in America, from the courtroom to the schoolyard.