Chicago Tribune Wins 21st and 22nd Pulitzer Prizes

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Chicago Tribune

    CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Tribune won two Pulitzer
 Prizes, journalism's highest honor, today.
     The staff of the Chicago Tribune won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory
 reporting today for "Gateway to Gridlock," a series about the American air
 traffic system.
     Paul Salopek of the Tribune won for international reporting on political
 strife and disease in Africa.  He also was a winner in 1998 for reporting for
 a profile of the human genome project.
     "This is a great moment for the Chicago Tribune," said Ann Marie Lipinski,
 senior vice president and editor.  "These awards are indicative of the type of
 work and excellence that have become a tradition here."
     Chicago Tribune, which has published continuously since June 10, 1847, is
 one of the nation's largest newspapers with daily circulation of nearly
 675,000 and Sunday circulation greater than 1,000,000.  Chicago Tribune is
 at the forefront of providing its readers with the best in original content in
 the newspaper and on the Internet ( chicagotribune.com ) and is part of
 Tribune (NYSE:   TRB), a leading media company with operations in television and
 radio broadcasting, publishing and interactive ventures.
 
 

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    CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Tribune won two Pulitzer
 Prizes, journalism's highest honor, today.
     The staff of the Chicago Tribune won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory
 reporting today for "Gateway to Gridlock," a series about the American air
 traffic system.
     Paul Salopek of the Tribune won for international reporting on political
 strife and disease in Africa.  He also was a winner in 1998 for reporting for
 a profile of the human genome project.
     "This is a great moment for the Chicago Tribune," said Ann Marie Lipinski,
 senior vice president and editor.  "These awards are indicative of the type of
 work and excellence that have become a tradition here."
     Chicago Tribune, which has published continuously since June 10, 1847, is
 one of the nation's largest newspapers with daily circulation of nearly
 675,000 and Sunday circulation greater than 1,000,000.  Chicago Tribune is
 at the forefront of providing its readers with the best in original content in
 the newspaper and on the Internet ( chicagotribune.com ) and is part of
 Tribune (NYSE:   TRB), a leading media company with operations in television and
 radio broadcasting, publishing and interactive ventures.
 
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