1958 Pulitzer Prize

1958 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1958.

Journalism awards

  • PublicService:
    • The Arkansas Gazette, for demonstrating the highest qualities of civic leadership, journalistic responsibility and moral courage in the face of great public tension during the school integration crisis of 1957. The newspaper's fearless and completely objective news coverage, plus its reasoned and moderate policy, did much to restore calmness and order to an overwrought community, reflecting great credit on its editors and its management. The photographs taken by Will Counts were an important part of this coverage.
  • Local Reporting, Edition Time:
    • The Fargo Forum, for its swift, vivid and detailed news and picture coverage of a tornado which struck Fargo on June 20. Proceeding under considerable difficulty and overcoming many handicaps, a small but skilled staff put out a complete tornado edition within five hours after the disaster.
  • Local Reporting, No Edition Time:
    • George D. Beveridge of the Washington Evening Star, for his excellent and thought-provoking series, Metro, City of Tomorrow, describing in depth the urban problems of Washington, D.C., which stimulated widespread public consideration of these problems and encouraged further studies by both public and private agencies.
  • National Reporting:
  • National Reporting:
  • International Reporting:
    • The New York Times, for its distinguished coverage of foreign news, which was characterized by admirable initiative, continuity and high quality during the year.
  • Editorial Reporting:
    • Harry S. Ashmore, executive editor of the Arkansas Gazette, for the forcefulness, dispassionate analysis and clarity of his editorials on the school integration conflict in Little Rock.
  • Editorial Cartooning:
    • Bruce Shanks of the Buffalo Evening News, for The Thinker, published on August 10, 1957, depicting the dilemma of union membership when confronted by racketeering leaders in some labor unions
  • Photography:
    • William C. Beall of The Washington Daily News, for his photograph Faith and Confidence, showing a policeman patiently reasoning with two-year-old boy trying to cross a street during a parade.

Letters, Drama and Music Awards

Special Awards and Citations

For the wisdom, perception and high sense of responsibility with which he has commented for many years on national and international affairs.

External links

  • Pulitzer Prizes for 1958.