1978 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1978.

Journalism awards

Letters, Drama and Music Awards

Special Citations and Awards

External links

1979 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1979.

Anthony R. Dolan

Anthony R. Dolan (born in Norwalk, Connecticut, July 7, 1948) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and was a speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan from March 1981 until the end of Reagan's second term in 1989. Dolan served as the Director of Special Research and Issues and in the Office of Research and Policy at the Headquarters of the Reagan-Bush Committee. Under the name Tony Dolan he had been, for a time, a conservative folk-singer who put out the album "Cry, The Beloved Country" and appeared on The Merv Griffin Show.He won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Local Investigative Specialized Reporting for a series of articles on municipal corruption published in The Stamford Advocate. During the presidency of President George W. Bush, Dolan served as Senior Advisor in the office of Secretary of State (December 2000 to July 2001) and Special Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (August 2001 to December 2007). As Reagan's speechwriter, he wrote the speeches "Ash Heap of History" (1982) and "Evil Empire" (1983).His late brother Terry Dolan was co-founder and chairman of the National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC).

Dallas Times Herald

The Dallas Times Herald, founded in 1888 by a merger of the Dallas Times and the Dallas Herald, was once one of two major daily newspapers serving the Dallas, Texas (USA) area. It won three Pulitzer Prizes, all for photography, and two George Polk Awards, for local and regional reporting. As an afternoon publication for most of its 103 years, its demise was hastened by the shift of newspaper reading habits to morning papers, the reliance on television for late-breaking news, as well as the loss of an antitrust lawsuit against crosstown rival The Dallas Morning News after the latter's parent company bought the rights to 26 United Press Syndicate features that previously had been running in the Times Herald.

MediaNews Group bought the Times Herald from the Times Mirror corporation in 1986; Times Mirror had owned the paper since 1969. MediaNews sold off the paper in 1988.

According to Burl Osborne, the former publisher of the Morning News, the Times Herald shutdown on December 8, 1991. The next day, Belo, owner of the Morning News, bought the Times Herald assets for $55 million and sold the physical equipment to a variety of buyers to disperse the asset and thus prevent any other entity from easily re-establishing a competitive newspaper in Dallas.

Microfilm copies of the Dallas Times Herald can be found in the Dallas Public Library archival collection. The collection includes December 1855 - December 1991, with a gap from January through October 1886.

E. B. White

Elwyn Brooks White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985) was an American writer and a world federalist. For more than fifty years, he was a contributor to The New Yorker magazine. He was also a co-author of the English language style guide The Elements of Style. In addition, he wrote books for children, including Stuart Little (c. 1945), Charlotte's Web (c. 1952), and The Trumpet of the Swan (c. 1970). In a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers, Charlotte's Web was voted the top children's novel.

El Reno, Oklahoma

El Reno is a city in and county seat of Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 16,729. The city was begun shortly after the 1889 land rush and named for the nearby Fort Reno. It is located in the central part of the state, approximately 25 miles (40 km) west of downtown Oklahoma City, and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

George Bliss

George Bliss may refer to:

George Bliss (pedicab designer), bicycle designer

George William Bliss (1918–1978), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

George Bliss (Congressman) (1813–1868), U.S. Representative from Ohio

George Bliss (Massachusetts), Massachusetts representative to the 1814 Hartford Convention

George Bliss (Massachusetts politician) (1793–1873), American businessman and politician

George N. Bliss (1837–1928), American soldier in the American Civil War

George R. Bliss, California politician

George Ripley Bliss (1816–1893), president of Bucknell University from 1857–58 and 1871–72

George Y. Bliss (1864–1924), bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont

Greenup County, Kentucky

Greenup County is a county located along the Ohio River in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,910. The county was founded in 1803 and named in honor of Christopher Greenup. Its county seat is Greenup.Greenup County is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Guardian of Zion Award

The Guardian of Zion Award is an annual award given since 1997 to individuals who have been supportive of the State of Israel. It is awarded at the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies at Bar-Ilan University, where the prize recipient gives the keynote address.

J. Ross Baughman

John Ross Baughman, known as J. Ross Baughman, is an American photojournalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his portfolio showing the brutal treatment of prisoners by Rhodesian Security Forces in the fall of 1977.

Meg Greenfield

Mary Ellen Greenfield (December 27, 1930 – May 13, 1999), known as Meg Greenfield, was an American editorial writer who worked for the Washington Post and Newsweek. She was also a Washington, D.C. insider, known for her wit. Greenfield won a Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing.

Michael Colgrass

Michael C. Colgrass (born April 22, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American-born Canadian musician, composer, and educator.

Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards

The Pulitzer Prize jury has the option of awarding special citations and awards where they consider necessary. Since 1918, forty-four such special citations and awards have been given. The awards are sixteen journalism awards, twelve letters awards, fourteen music awards, and five service awards. Prizes for the award vary. The Pulitzer Foundation has stated that the Special Citations given to George Gershwin, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington were in response to criticism for the failure of the Foundation to cite the four.

Riverside Brookfield High School

Riverside Brookfield High School (RBHS) is a secondary school located in Riverside Illinois which educates grades 9-12. It serves the towns of Riverside, North Riverside, Broadview, and parts of LaGrange Park and Brookfield. The mascot of Riverside Brookfield (RB) is Rouser the Bulldog. Riverside Brookfield Township High School District 208 recently passed a $58 million referendum resulting in renovations to the school building, including a new swimming pool, athletics stadium, and classrooms, which was completed in the spring of 2010.

The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor (CSM) is a nonprofit news organization that publishes daily articles in electronic format as well as a weekly print edition. It was founded in 1908 as a daily newspaper by Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist. As of 2011, the print circulation was 75,052.According to the organization's website, "the Monitor's global approach is reflected in how Mary Baker Eddy described its object as 'To injure no man, but to bless all mankind.' The aim is to embrace the human family, shedding light with the conviction that understanding the world's problems and possibilities moves us towards solutions." The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes and more than a dozen Overseas Press Club awards."

The Cornell Daily Sun

The Cornell Daily Sun is an independent daily newspaper published in Ithaca, New York by students at Cornell University and hired employees.

The Sun features coverage of the university and its environs as well as stories from the Associated Press and UWIRE. It prints on weekdays when the university is open for academic instruction as a tabloid-sized daily. In addition to these regular issues, The Sun publishes a graduation issue and a freshman issue, which is mailed to incoming Cornell freshmen before their first semester. The paper is free on campus and online.

Aside from a few full-time production and business positions, The Sun is staffed by Cornell students and is fully independent of the university. It operates out of its own building in downtown Ithaca. The Sun is currently the number one college newspaper in the United States, according to The Princeton Review.

The Gin Game

The Gin Game is a two-person, two-act play by Donald L. Coburn that premiered at American Theater Arts in Hollywood in September 1976, directed by Kip Niven. It was Coburn's first play, and the theater's first production. The play won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Tony Kiritsis

Anthony "Tony" G. Kiritsis (August 13, 1932 – January 28, 2005) was an American kidnapper.

He was a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, and had fallen behind on the payments on a mortgage on a piece of real estate. In early February 1977, when his mortgage broker, Richard O. Hall, refused to give him additional time to pay, Kiritsis became convinced that Hall (and his father) wanted the property, which had increased in value and would be sold at a high profit. He had proof of this in writing.

White Plains High School

White Plains Senior High School is a high school in the White Plains Public Schools system of White Plains, New York, United States. It was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a School of Excellence in 1986–1987. The school's code of conduct, and its state accountability report are available online.

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