Yesterday, the Pulitzer Prizes
were awarded and The Seattle Times
was honored for its breaking news coverage of the coffee shop shooting death
of four police officers.
But you wouldn't know this if you relied on The Oregonian
print edition for news. Portland's own daily ran a story today in print on the Pulitzers, journalism's highest honor, but managed to ignore the Seattle Times —
a competitor and rival in the Northwest.
While the paper's web site noted The Seattle Times
' achievement, the print version didn't. It announced the Pulitzers awarded to The New York Times
, The Washington Post
, The Bristol Herald Courier
and ProPublica. The Oregonian
's print editors also managed to slip in the news that the managing editor of ProPublica
and the editor of the Bristol paper once worked for The O
But there was no mention of The Seattle Times
. Across the country, The Washington Times
is receiving some heat
for not mentioning the awards won by its competitor, The Washington Post,
in the Times'