The 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Feature Writing

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For a distinguished example of feature writing giving prime consideration to quality of writing, originality and concision, in print or online or both, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post for his haunting story about parents, from varying walks of life, who accidentally kill their children by forgetting them in cars.

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Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Dan Barry of The New York Times for his portfolio of closely observed pieces that movingly capture how the great recession is changing lives and relationships in America; and Sheri Fink of ProPublica for a story, co-published in The New York Times Magazine, that chronicles the urgent life-and-death decisions made by one hospital’s exhausted doctors when they were cut off by the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina. (Moved by the Board to the Investigative Reporting category)