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remedy1 Donating Member (168 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-20-09 10:39 PM
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St. Petersburg Times wins 2 Pulitzers
Source: St. Petersburg Times

Times wins 2 Pulitzers

By Stephen Nohlgren, Times Staff Writer

Published Monday, April 20, 2009


For the first time in its 125-year history, the St. Petersburg Times has won two Pulitzer Prizes in a single year.

Staff writer Lane DeGregory, 42, captured the feature writing category for "The Girl in the Window," a moving account of a Plant City child whose mother kept her locked in a filthy room, and the adoptive family who worked to overcome her feral beginnings.

The Times staff won the national reporting prize for PolitiFact, a Web site, database and "Truth-O-Meter'' that tests the validity of political statements.

That award reflected the growing influence of online media in public affairs. PolitiFact was designed for the Web at politifact.com, though its content also appears regularly in the Times' print edition.

The two awards are "so representative of our organization as a team, of the skill we bring to work every day,'' Executive Editor Neil Brown told the newsroom staff Monday amid cheers and popping champagne corks.

Like newspapers all over the country, the Times is navigating tough economic times, Brown said, but "this is old-fashioned journalism, great reporting and great writing. Nothing has changed about that. This is what we do.''



Read more: http://www.tampabay.com/features/media/article993724.ec...



Lane DeGregory's feature article was one of the best things I have ever seen in a daily newspaper.

Congratulations, Ms. DeGregory.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-20-09 10:44 PM
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1. Just heard that. Suck it, Tampa Tribune.
Right wing douchebag rag.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-20-09 10:48 PM
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2. Damn..I love me some St. Petersburg Times. I get it every day. Great read.
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tucsonlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-20-09 11:09 PM
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3. Anybody Know....?
...how many Pulitzers Bill O'Reilly took home this year?



:rofl:
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-20-09 11:18 PM
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5. Six. But they called them Putzers.
Bill says it's the same thing.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-20-09 11:17 PM
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4. I quit reading the St. Pete Crimes when they slandered a friend twice.
During the 2006 elections, their scumbag "reporter" ran with a phony story that the head of the Citrus County repuke party claimed that Dem congressional candidate (FL-5)John Russell took a swing at Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite's husband, as they were exiting the debate stage. He also claimed that John's supporters roughed up Ginny as she was leaving the building. I was there. It was all total complete bullshit and lies.

The "reporter", Elena Lesley (goggle that name-protest warrior) is no longer with the paper. She's now with the Phnom Pen Post, and I hope she gets bitten by a cobra over there.

Then, last year, just in time for the elections again, they rehashed the same false allegations.

The Times took a decided right-wing slant a couple of years ago, when they hired a new publisher. At least with the Tampa Trib, you know what you're getting- a right-wing rag.

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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-21-09 01:37 AM
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6. Congratulations to one of the very few major independent papers in the country..
They should be proud. "May they live long and prosper."
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-21-09 01:56 PM
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7. Link to the DU thread about "The Girl In the Window"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

DUer JI7 posted it here a few months ago, and I happened to run across it at DU. It was a very well written, moving article about a very sad subject. As tragic as the story is, it does have a hopeful aspect: the family who adopted her is very loving, and the child is making progress.

I love the St. Pete Times.
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