The 2009 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Editorial Cartooning

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For a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing and pictorial effect, in print or online or both, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Steve Breen of The San Diego Union-Tribune for his agile use of a classic style to produce wide ranging cartoons that engage readers with power, clarity and humor.


Steve Breen

Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University (right), presents the 2009 Editorial Cartooning prize to Steve Breen of The San Diego Union-Tribune.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Mike Thompson of the Detroit Free Press for his compelling collection of print and animated cartoons that blend the great traditions of the craft with new online possibilities; and Matt Wuerker of Politico for his engaging mix of art and ideas, resulting in cleverly conceived cartoons that persuade rather than rant and that sometimes use animation to widen their impact.