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Reporter asks if U.S. Ransom Policy led to James Foley’s Beheading

WASHINGTON — This is not a joke, but a Reuters “two-time Pulitzer Prize” winning journalist David Rohde asked if the U.S.’s stance on ransoms led to the brutal beheading death of U.S. journalist James Foley. A video made by the radical Islamist militants Islamic State (known as IS, ISIS or ISIL) showed Foley being beheaded […]

16 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos That Shocked The World

Photography is a powerful medium. It can expose truths and show emotions that words never could. It can turn a mirror to our deepest fears and give us hope for humanity. It can change the world. Since 1942, the Pulitzer Prize has been awarded to the most excellent photographs and photo portfolios taken every year. Show More Summary

Pulitzer Prize Winner: Obama Is "The Greatest Enemy Of Press Freedom In A Generation"

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, James Risen is not just a phenomenal reporter, he is also an extremely courageous and honorable American patriot. His case is a very disturbing one, and it has justifiably received a great deal of national attention. Show More Summary

Risen Still Fighting, Calls Obama 'Greatest Enemy to Press Freedom'

There may not be another court to turn to for relief, but two-time Pulitzer Prize winner James Risen still won't back down in a fight to force him to turn over his confidential sources for his 2006 book, "State of War," which contained confidential CIA secrets regarding Iran's nuclear program.......

Many Pulitzer Prize Winners Demand DOJ Stop Threatening Reporter James Risen With Jail If He Protects His Sources

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For a while now we've been following the troubling story of NY Times reporter James Risen, whom the DOJ has been bullying and threatening with jail for daring to keep his sources confidential. Despite Eric Holder pretending to say that...Show More Summary

19 Pulitzer winners call on US Justice Dept. to end its pursuit of NYT reporter James Risen

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Today, a total of 19 Pulitzer Prize winners have issued statements in support of journalist James Risen and in protest of the Justice Department's attempt to force Risen to testify against his sources. Read the rest

RootsAction Hosts Thursday News Conference on James Risen Case

On Thursday, RootsAction will host a news conference in support of New York Times reporter James Risen, facing prison for refusing to name a confidential source. Risen, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is the author of the 2006 book State of...Show More Summary

By The Way

"By the way...." Has any good news ever followed that opening? "By the way, you won the Pulitzer Prize." "By the way, my uncle wants you to have his Porsche." "By the way, we have plenty of bread and milk." "By the way, we don't need to go to that cocktail party." "By the way, the doctor said it's nothing to worry about."

“Fun Home” The Musical Is Officially Heading To Broadway, Thank Goodness

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

After months of rumors, after winning all the Off-Broadway awards you can win, after a Pulitzer Prize nomination, "Fun Home" the musical is FINALLY transferring to Broadway! YESSSSSSSS!

Hedge Fund News: John Arnold, Joel Greenblatt & Kenneth Tropin

John Arnold Gives $2.8-Million to Nonprofit News Outlet (Philanthropy) The Center for Public Integrity, which won journalism’s prestigious Pulitzer Prize earlier this year, has been awarded a $2.8-million gift that will help it expand operations, the International Business Times reports. Show More Summary

Primer: Donna Tartt’s Menswear-Inspired Style

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

For the author of Pulitzer Prize–winning The Goldfinch (which will soon get the film treatment), Donna Tartt has managed to maintain a pretty low profile. But it was only a matter of time before people noticed her signature style, too — she landed a spot on Vanity Fair's 2014 Best-Dressed List this morning.Tartt... More »

'The Forsaken': A Talk with Ace Atkins

Photo credit: Jay E. Nolan Ace Atkins has written 15 books over the past 15 years. A former college football star for Auburn University, he became a crime reporter for the Tampa Tribune, earning a Pulitzer Prize nomination for covering a cold case from the 1950s. Show More Summary

Condola Rashad, Broadway’s Most Recent Juliet, Signs With ICM Partners

EXCLUSIVE: Rashad made a sensational debut off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club playing a young girl in a brothel in Lynn Nottage’s 2009 Pulitzer Prize winning play Ruined, set in the war-ravaged Democratic Republic Of Congo. She’s...Show More Summary

Jennifer Connelly Boards American Pastoral Opposite Ewan McGregor

Lakeshore Entertainment has set Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly to co-star in the upcoming American Pastoral. Connelly joins Ewan McGregor in the Phillip Noyce film, which is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Phillip Roth.

Warner Bros. Snatches Up Movie Rights to ‘The Goldfinch’

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Warner Brothers has snatched up the movie rights to The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Brett Ratner, Brad Simpson, and Nina Jacobson have signed on as producers. Tartt’s lengthy fiction title won her the Pulitzer Prize earlier this year.Show More Summary

Warner Bros, RatPac Close Deal For Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Winner ‘The Goldfinch’

RatPac Entertainment has joined Warner Bros in the pursuit of movie rights to Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning bestseller The Goldfinch. They finally closed the deal today for a film that will be produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force, along with RatPac’s Brett Ratner, whose Hercules opened Friday. Show More Summary

Stephen King and 900 Other Authors Oppose ‘Thuggish’ Amazon

They include some of the biggest literary names on the planet, among them Stephen King, Donna Tartt, Paul Auster, James Patterson and John Grisham; a Pulitzer prize winner in Jennifer Egan; and four from this year’s Man Booker longlist, Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler, Siri Hustvedt and Joseph O’Neill. Then there are first-time writers, historians,... Read More

Authorial Abodes: For $125K, Pen Poems in Elizabeth Bishop's Childhood Home

One of the homes where American poet and short-story writer Elizabeth Bishop spent much of her childhood has been put up for sale asking $125K. Born in Worcester, Mass., in 1911, the Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet...

Helping Others Think: A Tribute to Edwin M. Yoder, Jr. at 80

A friend reaching fourscore seems an appropriate occasion to supplement the normal birthday greetings with a tribute, at least when the friend is not simply a Pulitzer Prize winning editorial writer and former syndicated columnist but...Show More Summary

Undocumented Immigrant Journalist Vargas Released

Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize winning undocumented immigrant who was detained by immigration authorities, has now been released. “As an unaccompanied child migrant myself, I came to McAllen, Texas, to shed a light on children who parts of America and many in the news media are actively turning their backs on. But what I [...]

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