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Chinese composer Du Yun stunned by Pulitzer win

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The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts (all times local): 6 p.m. When Chinese composer Du Yun heard she won the Pulitzer Prize for music, she thought it was a prank. Yun had just returned from a day of panels at The Culture Summit in Abu Dhabi, and her librettist texted her the good news, which arrived close to midnight for Yun. Thirty-nine-year-old Yun won the prize Monday for “Angel’s Bone,” about a financially struggling couple…

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No surprises from local newspapers: St. Pete Times plans to syndicate PolitiFact, Tribune sees ad revenues firming

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Two blurbs about the local newspapers come as no surprise. First, The St. Petersburg Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact project is reportedly about to announce a syndication deal with several newspapers. reports that the fact-checking site, which drew accolades for its work during the 2008 campaign — as well as the 2009 Pulitzer for national reporting — has continued to demonstrate its fact-checking skills well beyond the presidential race. “The intensity of the campaign really didn’t end,” Times Washington, D.C.,…

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Inside the Pulitzers: did the St. Petersburg Times really deserve its wins?

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NEW YORK Following the announcement of the Pulitzer winners this afternoon, Sig Gissler, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes since 2002, made several points and took some questions. This is what emerged, as it relates to the two wins by the St. Petersburg Times: — The board wasn’t happy with the feature writing winner picked by the judges so it went “into the pile” and selected the winning entry from the St. Petersburg Times. — The board also moved the St.…

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