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Michael Ramirez wins 2008 Pulitzer Prize (UPDATED)
In the category of Editorial Cartooning, the Pulitzer Board has announced this year’s winner to be Michael Ramirez of The Investor’s Business Daily. This is Michael’s second Pulitzer, the first being in 1994 while at the Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn).
Michael has had a very successful year so far. He was also awarded this year’s Fischetti Award, and was a finalist in this year’s National Headliners Award, The Scripps Howard Foundation’s annual National Journalism Award and has also been nominated for best editorial cartoonist in the National Cartoonists Society’s division award this year.
Michael is syndicated through Copley News Service to over 450 newspapers.
UPDATE #2: The other finalists have also been announced. They are Tom Batiuk, creator of Funky Winkerbean and Clay Bennett, formerly of The Christian Science Monitor.
UPDATE #3: You can see Michael’s portfolio online.
UPDATE #5: Dave Astor catches up with Michael and gets his take on the award.