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VIEW FROM AWAY: Pulitzers deserved for NSA reporting

There were other worthy contenders for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, but no reporting was more deserving than the revelations about the National Security Agency’s widespread secret surveillance program at home and abroad.

The Pulitzer committee awarded journalism’s highest honor to The Washington Post and the American office of The Guardian, a British newspaper, for publishing NSA documents and explaining its activities to a public that found its extensive snooping on the communications of ordinary Americans hard to fathom.