The Post beat the Times — Jay Rosen, you’re a genius! — 4-3 due entirely to, we like to think, Robin Givhan’s crazy Style column. Besides Givhan, Post winners include David Finkel, Dana Priest, and the Abramoff reporting team of Susan Schmidt, James V. Grimaldi and R. Jeffrey Smith (Eisler’s not gonna be happy about that one…)
Update: Yeah, we’re not sure if we properly registered the level of OMG we felt at hearing this. But, uh, here it is:
For distinguished criticism, in print or in print and online, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
Awarded to Robin Givhan of The Washington Post for her witty, closely observed essays that transform fashion criticism into cultural criticism.
You got the message, Times? You need more barely-edited nuts on your Style pages, and fewer on your OpEd pages.