Providence Journal alumni reporters scored big in this year’s Pulitzer prizes, which were announced today by Columbia University, which administers journalism’s top prizes. Helene Cooper of the New York Times who was part of a team that won a Pulitzer for international reporting and Zach Mider of Bloomberg News won for explanatory reporting. And Jen Levitz of the Wall Street Journal and Jonathan Saltzman of the Boston Globe were on teams that were Pulitzer finalists.
Providence’s newest theater, the Wilbury Group operates out of a defunct mill in Olneyville. These nights they are taking on a feisty play, “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” which was a runner-up for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. While it begins with a look at professional wrestling, Bill Gale says it aims considerably higher.