I was so delighted to read that three of my former editorial board member colleagues at the Dallas Morning News — Colleen McCain Nelson, Bill McKenzie and Tod Robberson — today won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. The project they won for was an ongoing series of editorials about the persistence of poverty in southern Dallas. It was and is a real labor of love, especially for Sharon Grigsby, the deputy editorial page editor and the heart and soul of the project. Colleen, Bill and Tod will get the prize, deservedly, but both Sharon and editorial page editor Keven Willey deserve honor too. I’m only sorry I can’t be there to buy them all Champagne. Three cheers to you, gang!
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About Rod Dreher
Rod Dreher is director of publications at the John Templeton Foundation, a philanthropy that focuses on science, religion, economics and morality. A journalist with over 20 years of experience, Dreher has written for The Dallas Morning News, the New York Post, and other newspapers and journals. He is author of the book "Crunchy Cons." Archives of his previous Beliefnet blog, "Crunchy Con," can be found here. He and his family live in Philadelphia.