Members of the generation born between 1982 and 2003 want to change the world, but don't see public service as the way to do that. So who will that leave in charge?
The military does not rely solely on patriotic feelings to build its force, and neither should the civilian parts of government.
Two Gulf Coast newspapers took home the big award for their hurricane reportage; Risen and Lichtblau of the N.Y. Times won for their stories on Bush's eavesdropping; and Dana Priest of the Washington Post earned a Pulitzer for reporting on secret CIA prisons. Full list of winners.