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Wall Street Journal editor in chief Gerry Baker griped about the Pulitzer Prize judges and urged his staff not to be upset that the paper didn’t win any Pulitzer Prizes this year.

In a memo to staff on Friday obtained by The Daily Beast, Baker expressed dismay that the paper’s peers won awards while the Journal was passed over. He dismissed the judgment of the Pulitzer judges, adding that the Journal “doesn’t always get all the recognition it deserves in some quarters.”

“We don’t do what we do for the sake of winning awards but it is always nice to win them, and always a little painful when our outstanding work gets completely ignored for some reason by the small, self-selected group of journalists, academics and literary mavens who sit in judgment of it,” Baker lamented.

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Author: By Maxwell.Tani@thedailybeast.com (Maxwell Tani)