June 3, 2016

News Quiz: Iowa Pulitzer Prize Winners for Journalism

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The 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service given to The Des Moines Register for a five-part series Jane Schorer Meisner wrote in 1990 about the rape of an Iowa woman.

The 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service given to The Des Moines Register for a five-part series Jane Schorer Meisner wrote in 1990 about the rape of an Iowa woman.

Each year, the Pulitzer Prize administration gives out 21 awards for American journalism, literature, drama and music. Prizes are offered in 14 journalistic categories, including public service reporting, investigative reporting, feature writing and feature and breaking news photography.

This year the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative was designed as a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board, Columbia University and the Federation of State Humanities Council to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the prizes. To celebrate Pulitzer Prize-winning Iowa journalists, IowaWatch produced four radio programs/podcasts [Update as of Aug. 1, 2016: five radio programs/podcasts] as part of a collaboration with Humanities Iowa, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Iowa Public Television and Iowa Public Radio.

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