Best Leads Among the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Stories

From a Poynter story by Roy Peter Clark headlined “And the winner for 2020’s Best Pulitzer Prize lead is. . .”

For the sixth consecutive year, we have chosen to issue what may be journalism’s least prestigious award: a prize for the Best Pulitzer Lead. . . .The winners, as always, showcase some of the best reporting in America. Cheers to all of them. But as I have said in years past, a prize-winning story does not always have a great lead. Good is often good enough.