Inquirer wins its first Pulitzer Prize, 1975

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Inquirer wins its first Pulitzer Prize, 1975 - I To-byann a a it it nquirer Pulitzer By CHAPIN...
I To-byann a a it it nquirer Pulitzer By CHAPIN A. DAY Inauirer Matt Writer Inquirer investigative reporters Donald Donald L. Bartlett and James B. Steele were awarded the Pultizer Prize yesterday yesterday for excellence in national reporting. reporting. Barlett and Steele, who have received received 12 major journalism awards in the five years they have been with the Inquirer, won the Pulitzer for their seven-part seven-part seven-part series, "Auditing the Iner-nal Iner-nal Iner-nal Revenue Service," which was published published in April, 1974. The Pulitzer Prizes, which are among the most prestigious awards in journalism, letters and music, have been awarded annually since 1917 by the trustees of Columbia University under an endowment established by Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of the New York World and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Post-Dispatch, Post-Dispatch, Post-Dispatch, who died in 1911. Other journalism winners announced yesterday includedThe Boston Globe, meritorious public service in its coverage coverage of the Boston school desegregation desegregation crisis; Chicago Tribune staff members William Mullen and Ovie Carter for their reports on famines in Afircan and India; the Xenia (Ohio) Gazette, Gazette, for its coverage of a tornado that destroyed much of Zenia in April, 1974; the Indianapolis Star, for a six-month six-month six-month investigation into local police corruption. wins Prize AUDITING THE IRS In their prize-winning prize-winning prize-winning series, Bartlett and Steele detailed inadecies and inequities inequities in the administration and enforcement enforcement of federal tax laws. Among the facts reported in the articles articles were: That the IRS fails to collect approximately approximately $25 billion a year owed the government thereby adding to bundget deficits. That the higher a taxpayer's income, income, the more likely he is to understate understate his obligation to the government and the more errors his return is likely to contain. That the IRS nonetheless spends proportionately more time auditing returns returns of low and middle-income middle-income middle-income citizens citizens than it does on the wealthy and big corporations. (See PULITZER on 2-A) 2-A) 2-A)

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  1. The Philadelphia Inquirer,
  2. 06 May 1975, Tue,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 1

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