NEW YORK, N.Y. – A name has been added to this year’s list of Pulitzer Prize winners.
On Monday, John Hackworth, editor of Sun Newspapers in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, was named the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. The Pulitzer office in New York said Wednesday that Brian Gleason wrote three of the eight editorials about a deadly assault of an inmate by guards. He now shares the prize with Hackworth.
Gleason had contacted the paper and said he’d written some of the pieces, which did not run with a byline.
Gleason was with the Sun for 26 years. He now works as the communications manager for Florida’s Charlotte County government.
The newspaper’s executive editor, Chris Porter, submitted the original entry letter. He says it was an honest mistake.