Washington Daily News

The Washington Daily News is a daily newspaper serving Washington, North Carolina. It is the smallest daily newspaper to ever win a Pulitzer Prize gold medal.[1]

The paper won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for a series of articles that showed the city's water was contaminated and had been for eight years.[2] The newspaper was then family-owned.[1] It had a circulation of 8,736 Monday through Saturday and 8,969 on Sunday as of Sept. 30, 2007, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation. The newspaper has been owned and published by the Futrell family since 1949.

On June 16, 2010, the Futrell family announced they were selling a majority stake in the newspaper to Boone Newspapers, Inc. of Birmingham, Alabama.[3]

Washington Daily News
Typedaily newspaper
Owner(s)Boone Newspapers
PublisherAshley Vansant
HeadquartersWashington, North Carolina

Notable staff


  1. ^ a b "Washington Daily News online". Archived from the original on December 4, 2004. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
  2. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes for 1990". Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  3. ^ "Futrells selling Washington Daily News". Retrieved 2011-09-02.

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1933 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1933 .

1955 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1955.

1958 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1958.

1990 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1990.

Two awards for Public Service were given in 1990. 1990 was also the last year that awards were given for General News Reporting and Specialized Reporting - these categories were changed to Spot News Reporting and Beat Reporting the following year.

Andrew Beyer

Andrew Beyer (born 17 Nov 1943) is an American expert on horse race betting who designed what has become known as the Beyer Speed Figure.

In the early 1970s, while working for the Washington Daily News, Beyer did extensive work on the concept of speed figures and wrote books that helped popularize their use. By calculating variables such as the track conditions and the horse's time, Beyer speed figures give a measure of how fast a horse was in a given race. This number can then be used to compare a given horse's "speed" against its competition in an upcoming race, despite the fact that the horses have all run in different races, at different tracks, and are different calibers of horses. Speed figures have come into general usage and many racing forms include them in their publications.

Andrew Beyer is the author of four books on racing and was The Washington Post's horse racing columnist from 1978 to his retirement in 2016. He has been honored with the Walter Haight Award for career excellence by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters and with a place on the Joe Hirsch Honor Roll at the National Museum of Racing and Thoroughbred Hall of Fame. In 2017 he was presented with the Eclipse Award of Merit, the highest honor bestowed by the Thoroughbred industry. He was a member of the class of 1965 at Harvard University.

Beaufort County Community College

Beaufort County Community College is a public institution in Washington, North Carolina.

Eddy Gilmore

Eddy Gilmore (May 28, 1907 – October 6, 1967) was a newspaper reporter. He won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize in Telegraphic Reporting-International. Gilmore covered the funerals of Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. He was born in Selma on May 28, 1907. 21 years later, in 1928, Gilmore graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, having previously attended Washington and Lee University. The next year, he was hired by the Atlantic Journal, where he would work until 1932. That year Gilmore left to work for The Washington Daily News. After three years, the Associated Press hired him, and after being assigned to Washington, D.C., from 1942–43, Gilmore was chief of AP operations in Russia. While there, he won his Pulitzer Prize for an interview with Joseph Stalin. Gilmore fell in love with Tamara Kolb-Chernashova (a ballet dancer) while there, and began to attempt to marry her. The Soviet Union resisted the marriage and it was not until Wendell Willkie intervened on their behalf that they were allowed to marry in 1950. Gilmore left Russia in 1953 and spent the majority of the rest of his career in London. He died of a heart attack on October 6, 1967. The film Never Let Me Go is based on Gilmore's romance with Tamara Kolb-Chernashova.

FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives by year, 1950

In 1950, the United States FBI, under Director J. Edgar Hoover, began to maintain a public list of the people it regarded as the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.

The concept of the list began in late 1949, when the FBI helped publish an article about the "toughest guys" the Bureau was after, who remained fugitives from justice. The Washington Daily News article was titled, "FBI's Most Wanted Fugitives Named," and appeared on February 7, 1949. The positive publicity from the story resulted in the birth of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list on March 14, 1950.

Starting in 1950, the top Ten fugitives were entered into a handwritten log book. The Fugitive Publicity employees of the FBI used the log book to record and track the "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" by this method until 1991.

H. M. Talburt

Harold Morton Talburt (February 19, 1895 – October 24, 1966) was an American cartoonist and illustrator who received the 1933 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. Born in Toledo, Ohio, he started his career as a reporter with the Toledo News-Bee in 1916, and became an editorial cartoonist with the Scripps–Howard News Services in 1922. His 1932 cartoon "The Light of Asia", printed in The Washington Daily News, received the 1933 Pulitzer Prize, and his other awards included a 1956 Christopher Award and an award from the Freedoms Foundation. He was chief editorial cartoonist of Scripps–Howard years until his retirement in 1963. He was a member of the Gridiron Club of Washington, D.C. and served as its president in 1943. He died of cancer at his Kenwood, Maryland, home on October 24, 1966, aged 71.

Jack Vitek

Jack Vitek is the Journalism professor in the English department at Edgewood College. Vitek has worked at the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Daily News, Newsday, the Palm Beach Post and Outdoor Life magazine. He is the advisor for Edgewood College's student newspaper, On the Edge, which recently had finalist reporters in two categories in the AP Collegiate Story of the Year contest.

He co-authored (with Jerry Oppenheimer) the 1986 biography Idol Rock Hudson: The True Story of an American Film Hero. The biography by Vitek and Oppenheimer generated controversy because it reported that Hudson continued to have unprotected sex with other men after he had been diagnosed with AIDS. Their version of his life story was supported by a lawsuit won by one of Hudson's lovers who was exposed to AIDS.

His latest work is The Godfather of Tabloid: Generoso Pope Jr. and the National Enquirer, published August 1, 2008 by University Press of Kentucky.

Marian Burros

Marian Burros (born in Waterbury, Connecticut) is a cookbook author, and food columnist for The New York Times, a position she has held since 1983. Previously, Burros was The Washington Post's food editor and a consumer reporter for an NBC affiliate, a position for which she won an Emmy Award.Burros has also worked for NBC Radio Network News, United Features, The Washington Daily News and The Washington Star.

Nick Burley

Nick Burley (May 17, 1875 in Austin, Nevada, United States – March 5, 1911 in Seattle, Washington, United States) was an American boxer of Croatian descent (from Boljenovići, Pelješac peninsula) His boxing career from 1890 until 1907. In 1902 he defeated Frank "Paddy" Slavin to win the Heavyweight Championship of the Yukon Territory. The March 6, 1911 Tacoma, Washington Daily News reported that Burley died of a heart attack on Western Avenue, in Seattle, Washington.

Ron Clark (teacher)

Ron L. Clark, Jr. (born October 24, 1972) is an American educator who has worked with disadvantaged students in rural North Carolina and New York City and founded the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. Clark is a New York Times bestselling author and motivational speaker on the topic of inspiring educators.

Ruth Sarles Benedict

Ruth Sarles Benedict (January 28, 1906 - September 6, 1996) was an American anti-war activist, researcher and journalist. She worked for the National Council for Prevention of War as an editor and the America First Committee as head of research in the 1930s, and as a reporter for The Washington Daily News in the 1940s. From 1949 to 1960, she worked for the United States Department of State. In 1958, Benedict and her husband, Bertram Benedict, traveled to South Asia, particularly India, on behalf of the United States Information Agency, where she gave speeches on college campuses.A book about the American First Committee authored by Benedict but edited posthumously by Bill Kauffman, with an introduction, was published in 2003.

The Advocate-Messenger

The Advocate-Messenger is a newspaper published Tuesday through Saturday in Danville, Kentucky. The printed version of the newspaper is delivered by US mail.

The newspaper serves central Kentucky, with distribution primarily in




Mercer, and

Garrard counties.

The Washington Daily News

The Washington Daily News was an afternoon tabloid-size newspaper serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

The Washington Star

The Washington Star, previously known as the Washington Star-News and the Washington Evening Star, was a daily afternoon newspaper published in Washington, D.C. between 1852 and 1981. For most of that time, it was the city's newspaper of record, and the longtime home to columnist Mary McGrory and cartoonist Clifford K. Berryman. On August 7, 1981, after 128 years, the Washington Star ceased publication and filed for bankruptcy. In the bankruptcy sale, The Washington Post purchased the land and buildings owned by the Star, including its printing presses.

Washington, North Carolina

Washington, commonly known as The Original Washington or Little Washington (to distinguish it from Washington, D.C.), is a city in Beaufort County, North Carolina, United States, located on the northern bank of the Pamlico River. The population was 9,744 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Beaufort County. The closest major city is Greenville, approximately 20 miles (32 km) to the west.

Established in 1776 on land donated by Col. James Bonner, Washington is the first city named after George Washington, the first president of the United States.

Boone Newspapers

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