The 2008 Pulitzer Prizes

2008 Washington Post Winners

Public Service:
Walter Reed and Beyond by Anne Hull and Dana Priest

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An investigation following the care and treatment of the men and women who came home from battle, examining the promises made and the reality lived in the aftermath of war.


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Feature Writing:
Pearls Before Breakfast by Gene Weingarten

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This article about stopping to appreciate music spread quickly across the Internet and was a top hit on washingtonpost.com long after being published in Washington Post Magazine.



National Reporting:
Cheney Series by Barton Gellman and Jo Becker

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This series of articles delves into the role of one of the most influential vice presidents in American history.


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Local Reporting, Breaking News:
Virginia Tech Shootings

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The tragedy that gripped the nation called on reporters to investigate how the tragedy occurred and the extent of the loss.


The following stories were submitted:


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International Affairs:
The Private Armies of Iraq by Steve Fainaru

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A series of reports sheds light on private security contractors, the hired guns who fight a parallel and largely hidden war in Iraq.


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Commentary:
Steven Pearlstein

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Steven Pearlstein writes about business and the economy for The Washington Post. His journalism career includes editing roles at The Post and Inc. magazine.


The following columns were submitted:

Finalist in Criticism:
Ann Hornaday

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Ann Hornaday is a movie critic for The Washington Post's Style section. Her journalism career includes writing about film for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun.


The following reviews were submitted:



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