Berger, Meyer

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BERGER, MEYER (1898–1959), U.S. journalist. During his career on The New York Times (1928–59), he wrote frequently on New York lore and life. In 1950 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his report on the shooting of 13 persons by an insane war veteran in New Jersey, and sent the prize money to the killer's mother. A collection of his writings was published as The Eight Million (1942). Berger also wrote The Story of the New York Times, 18511951.