The 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Feature Writing

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For a distinguished example of feature writing giving prime consideration to quality of writing, originality and concision, in print or online or both, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post for his haunting story about parents, from varying walks of life, who accidentally kill their children by forgetting them in cars.


Gene Weingarten

Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University (left), presents the 2010 Feature Writing prize to Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Dan Barry of The New York Times for his portfolio of closely observed pieces that movingly capture how the great recession is changing lives and relationships in America; and Sheri Fink of ProPublica for a story, co-published in The New York Times Magazine, that chronicles the urgent life-and-death decisions made by one hospital’s exhausted doctors when they were cut off by the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina. (Moved by the Board to the Investigative Reporting category)