2016 Pulitzers Honor Investigative Work

On the 100th anniversary of the award, the Pulitzer Prizes today honored investigative reporting in various categories. Among the 2016 winners: Associated Press for slavery exposure (Public Service); Tampa Bay Times on mental institutions and failing schools (Investigative & Local Reporting); ProPublica & Marshall Project on police and rape (Explanatory Reporting); Joby Warrick for Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS (Book).

Source: Pulitzer.org

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Sy Hersh Returns to My Lai

"Forty-seven years later, the ditch at My Lai seems wider than I remember from the news photographs of the slaughter..." Legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh returns to the village of My Lai, where his exposé of a massacre brought him a Pulitzer Prize -- and helped turn public opinion against the Vietnam War.

Source: The New Yorker

Posted on: April 3, 2015

Mexican FOI Laws Key Tool for Pulitzer Winner

The independent Mexican journalist Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab won the Pulitzer Prize for her research on the network of bribery and corruption that was a key part of Wal-Mart de México’s expansion strategy. Her 8-month investigation required 800 freedom of information requests from municipal, state, and federal offices in Mexico, and a total of 200 interviews.

Source: Journalism in the Americas

Posted on: April 25, 2013