Monday, April 12, 2010

Shock! Horror! National Enquirer wins a Pulitzer!!!

The announcement last night that the National Enquirer had won a Pulitzer Prize, America's most prestigious journalistic award, for its coverage of the Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards's extra-marital affair sent shockwaves through the media establishment.

Actually, that paragraph is entirely inaccurate, a charge often levelled at National Enquirer stories. In fact, the panel of Pulitzer judges, co-ordinated through New York's Columbia Journalism School, steered clear of rewarding the tabloid and opted instead for more conventional outlets including the New York Times and the Philadelphia Daily News.

For a complete list of this years Pulitzer Prize recipients, go to

Credits: Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

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