1957 Pulitzer Prize
The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1957.
- the Chicago Daily News, for determined and courageous public service in exposing a $6,150,000 fraud centering in the office of the State Auditor of Illinois, resulting in the indictment, conviction and imprisonment of the State Auditor, Orville Hodge, and others. This led to the reorganization of State procedures to prevent a recurrence of the fraud.
- Local Reporting, Edition Time:
Local Reporting, No Edition Time:
- Wallace Turner and William Lambert of the Portland Oregonian, for their expose of vice and corruption in Portland involving some municipal officials and officers of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, Western Conference. They fulfilled their assignments despite great handicaps and the risk of reprisal from lawless elements.
- James Reston of The New York Times, for his distinguished national correspondence, including both news dispatches and interpretive reporting, an outstanding example of which was his five-part analysis of the effect of President Eisenhower's illness on the functioning of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
- Russell Jones of United Press International, for his excellent and sustained coverage of the Hungarian revolt against Communist domination, during which he worked at great personal risk within Russian-held Budapest and gave front-line eyewitness reports of the ruthless Soviet repression of the Hungarian people.
- Editorial Writing:
- Editorial Cartooning:
- Harry A. Trask of the Boston Traveler, for his dramatic and outstanding photographic sequence of the sinking of the liner SS Andrea Doria, the pictures being taken from an airplane flying at a height of 75 feet only nine minutes before the ship plunged to the bottom. (The second picture in the sequence is cited as the key photograph.)
Letters, Drama and Music Awards
- No award given.
- Russia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1920 by Princeton Univ. Press).
- Biography or Autobiography:
Special Awards and Citations
- Kenneth Roberts, a special citation is awarded to Kenneth Roberts for his historical novels which have long contributed to the creation of greater interest in our early American history.
- Pulitzer Prizes for 1957