The Washington Post swept the 2008 Pulitzers, taking home six of the 14 journalism categories — the most ever for the newspaper. Three Nieman Fellows were among those who contributed to this windfall.
Anne Hull, Class of 1995, and Dana Priest were honored with the coveted Public Service prize for their exposé of poor care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Gene Weingarten, Class of 1988, won the prize for feature writing for a story about a famous violinist playing at a D.C. metro station. He’s also a humor columnist.
Michael Ruane, Class of 1992, was a member of the team of Post staffers that won the Pulitzer for breaking news for their coverage of the mass slayings at Virginia Tech.