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Janet Cooke relinquishes Pulitzer Prize
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April 15, 1981

Janet Cooke relinquishes Pulitzer Prize

On April 13, 1981, Janet Cooke was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing on her profile of an 8-year-old heroin addict. Two days later, Cooke admitted the story was a fake and relinquished the Pulitzer Prize.

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/day/04_17_2001.html

 

 

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