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Cartoonist Wins Pulitzer Prize

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Matt Wuerker B.A. ’79 won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in recognition of “his consistently fresh, funny cartoons, especially memorable for lampooning the partisan conflict that engulfs Washington.”

A political cartoonist and illustrator for Politico, Wuerker has published cartoons in news-papers across the country. He was a recipient of the 2010 Herblock Prize and one of three finalists for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize.

Editor-in-chief John Harris called Wuerker “emblematic of the spirit of Politico. He knows that politics is serious stuff … but he also knows that covering politics and telling the story of poli- tics should be a hell of a lot of fun. Nobody’s having more fun in this business than Matt Wuerker.” 

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