Monday, April 20, 2009

Pulitzer's Honor Neglected Child; Small Town Writer

If you have not read the Pulitzer Prize-winning feature article by Lane DeGregory of the St. Petersburg Times, grab a tissue and spare about 20 minutes to feel what good writing is all about.

Click here to read the series about a 7-year-old girl who was neglected to the point, the author calls her "a feral child"; a modern day Mowgli from the Jungle Book. It's a story about neglect in 21st century America, but surprisingly, not only of the child, but the entire family.

Also, in the name of the underdog's mystique. Congratulations to The Post-Star's Mark Maloney for winning the Pulitzer for editorial writing. The newspaper located in Glen Falls, NY has circulation of only 34,000. Maloney beat entries from the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune--the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox of journalism--to win the prize.

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