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Hooray for Dallas Morning News Pulitzer prize!

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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Joanna England

posted April 12, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I am incredibly proud of them, too! Big ups to the whole team, and especially Sharon!

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Chuck Bloom

posted April 12, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Kudos to the Morning News. The best newspaper in town. In fact, the ONLY newspaper in town, but be that as it may…
I know you DID contribute cogent ideads when brainstorming that topic. I only wish the so-called South Dallas leaders would listen to many of those ideas instead of dragging tail because “outsiders” did the suggesting.
Other people often have good ideads about making improvements; courage is when people accept those ideas and mold them into their community. The end product is what counts; not who planted the seed.

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