2004 Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prizes for 2004 were announced on April 5, 2004.[1]

The Los Angeles Times won five journalism awards, the most that the newspaper has ever won in a single year and second only to The New York Times in 2002 for the most won in a year by any paper.[2]

Journalism awards

Carolyn Cole
Photojournalist Carolyn Cole, who won for feature photography

Letters awards

Arts awards


  1. ^ http://www.pulitzer.org/awards/2004
  2. ^ David Carr (April 6, 2004). "Los Angeles Times Wins 5 Pulitzer Prizes". The New York Times.

External links

Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros

Alexandra I. Gersten-Vassilaros (born 1960) is an American playwright and actress.

She is the co-author, with Theresa Rebeck, of Omnium Gatherum which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.Gersten-Vassilaros is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She is a member of Actors Studio and HB Playwrights Foundation. She is a niece of theatrical producer Bernard Gersten.

All Aunt Hagar's Children

All Aunt Hagar's Children (2006) is a collection of short stories by African-American author Edward P. Jones; it was his first book after winning the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for The Known World. The collection of 14 stories centers on African-Americans in Washington D.C. during the 20th century. The stories can be broken down by how the characters suffer burdens from families, society, and themselves. "Each story traces a journey--planned or unplanned, taken or failed--and an obvious root/route symbolism runs throughout the collection." Jones is noted for writing long short stories and these are no exception, they are sometimes called "novelistic", characters are fully fleshed out.The stories of his first and third book are connected. As Neely Tucker says:

"There are 14 stories in "Lost," ordered from the youngest to the oldest character, and there are 14 stories in "Hagar's," also ordered from youngest to oldest character. The first story in the first book is connected to the first story in the second book, and so on. To get the full history of the characters, one must read the first story in each book, then go to the second story in each, and so on."

American Woman (novel)

American Woman is a 2003 novel written by the American writer Susan Choi (ISBN 0-06-054222-5). The novel is based on the 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst by radicals of the Symbionese Liberation Army. It was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Cello Counterpoint

Cello Counterpoint is a composition for cello and pre-recorded tape by the American composer Steve Reich. The work was jointly commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation in the Library of Congress, the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, and Leiden University for the cellist Maya Beiser. It was given its world premiere by Beiser on October 18, 2003 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The piece was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

David Barstow

David Barstow (born January 21, 1963) is an American journalist and three-time finalist for a Pulitzer prize during his tenure at The Tampa Bay Times, with his work cited as central to a 2004 Pulitzer later won by The New York Times.

I Am My Own Wife

I Am My Own Wife is a play by Doug Wright based on his conversations with German Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. The one-man play premiered Off-Broadway in 2003 at Playwrights Horizons. It opened on Broadway later that year. The play was developed with Moisés Kaufman and his Tectonic Theater Project, and Kaufman also acted as director. Jefferson Mays starred in the Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, playing some forty roles. Wright received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work.

I Am My Own Wife (or I Am My Own Woman) is also the English title of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf's autobiography, first issued in 1992, translated in 1995.

James Sandler

James Sandler is an American investigative journalist who was part of the New York Times team that won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and on PBS Frontline.Sandler was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri where he attended Ladue Horton Watkins High School. Sandler dropped out of high school at the age of 16 and received his GED. He eventually graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville with a degree in psychology, and subsequently obtained a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley.While at Berkeley, Sandler worked closely with Lowell Bergman, a former 60 Minutes producer who was portrayed by Al Pacino in the movie, The Insider. Following up on a tip provided by Bergman, Sandler and another student, Robin Stein, developed a story about deaths, injuries and environmental violations at a nationwide water and sewer pipe foundry. The New York Times hired Sandler and Stein to work with its reporters and continue their reporting.The story, called “Dangerous Business,” appeared as a three-day series on the front page of the New York Times in January 2003, and as a documentary on PBS Frontline. It won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the 2004 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award/Silver Baton, the 2004 Harvard University Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the 2003 George Foster Peabody Award, and the 2003 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for Investigative Network Television.Sandler left journalism in 2008 to pursue a career in health care. He earned a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and currently works as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Joe Mahr

Joe Mahr is an American investigative journalist, who won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.

Kevin Helliker

Kevin P. Helliker (born January 25, 1959) is an American journalist, currently a senior writer and editor on the New York sports desk of The Wall Street Journal. He and Thomas M. Burton shared the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting, citing "their groundbreaking examination of aneurysms, an often overlooked medical condition that kills thousands of Americans each year." The articles demonstrably saved lives and changed medical protocol by showing that, contrary to conventional medical wisdom, aortic aneurysms are preventable, treatable and not so rare.Helliker is a graduate of the Department of English at the University of Kansas.

Michael D. Sallah

Michael D. Sallah is a Pulitzer Prize- winning American investigative reporter.

Mitch Weiss

Mitchell S. Weiss (born 1957) is an American investigative journalist, and an editor at the Charlotte Observer. He won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, with Joe Mahr and Michael D. Sallah.

Mitchell Landsberg

Mitchell Landsberg is an American journalist and newspaper editor. Since 2018 he has been the foreign editor of the Los Angeles Times.Landsberg was born November 1, 1953 in Sacramento, California. He received a bachelor's degree in history from UCLA in 1976.After graduation he worked at the Beverly Hills Independent and the Ukiah Daily Journal. In 1980 he went to work for the Associated Press, where he was a reporter, editor, and foreign correspondent for 19 years, moving to the Times in 1989. At the Times he reported on local and national politics, including coverage of the 2000 Florida recount, the 2003 California gubernatorial recall election, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.Landsberg was one of three journalists cited by name when the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting was given to the Los Angeles Times for "compelling and comprehensive coverage of the massive wildfires that imperiled a populated region of southern California." He was the lead writer for a 70-member team covering the fire stories. The next year, his reporting contributed to the newspaper's winning of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He and three other reporters were credited for a "courageous, exhaustively researched series exposing deadly medical problems and racial injustice at a major public hospital", the King/Drew Medical Center.

Omnium Gatherum (play)

Omnium Gatherum is a play written in 2003 by Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. It was one of three finalists for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Paul Moravec

Paul Moravec (born November 2, 1957) is an American composer and a University Professor at Adelphi University on Long Island, New York. Already a prolific composer, he has been described as a "new tonalist." He is best known for his work Tempest Fantasy, which received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Piano Concerto No. 3 (Lieberson)

The Piano Concerto No. 3 is a composition for solo piano and orchestra by the American composer Peter Lieberson. The work was commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra for the ensemble's centennial. It was given its world premiere by the pianist Peter Serkin and the Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis on November 26, 2003. The piece is dedicated to Peter Serkin and was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Rone Tempest

Rone Tempest is an American journalist, investigative reporter for www.wyofile.com, and consultant to the ProPublica.

He won a 1997 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

Working for the Los Angeles Times, he shared the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting, for its coverage of the Old Fire, a wildfire in October 2003.

Tempest Fantasy

Tempest Fantasy is a 2003 chamber music composition in five movements for cello, clarinet, violin, and piano by the American composer Paul Moravec. The piece is dedicated to clarinetist David Krakauer and the piano trio Trio Solisti, who premiered the work May 2, 2003 at Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. The title of the work comes from the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare. The work won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Todd House (Tabor, Iowa)

The Todd House is a historic house museum that was the home to abolitionist and Congregationalist minister, John Todd. The house is located on Park Street in Tabor, Iowa.

It was built in 1853 around the time when Todd moved to Tabor as a co-founder of Tabor College and the town of Tabor. John Brown visited the home around the time of his raids, and the house served as a stop on the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War. John Todd served as a model for the grandfather of the main character in the 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning book, Gilead. The house is a two-story frame clapboard structure. Todd's House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. It is currently maintained as a museum by the Tabor Historical Society.

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