Pulitzer Prize

Chris "C.J." Chivers
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Congrats to old friend C.J. `Chris’ Chivers of the New York Times, a former Providence Journal reporter, for winning a 2017 Pulitzer Prize, journalism’s highest honor.

Chivers, who lives in South Kingstown with his wife Suzanne Keating, also a fine journalist and former ProJo reporter, and their five children, won the coveted award for a December, 2016 profile of a 24-year old Marine Corps veteran of Afghanistan with PTSD and his difficulties reentering U.S. society after he mustered out of the service.

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Ever wonder why presidential candidates should release their tax returns? RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay offers some views from a distinctly Rhode Island perspective.

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.

“The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity”
Brian Gagnon

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.