ProPublica, an on-line, independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, took home one of the big prizes. It is the first time an on-line news organization has ever won a Pulitzer Prize.
ProPublica’s Sheri Fink Wins Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting
Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for her story about the deadly choices faced at one New Orleans hospital in the days after Hurricane Katrina. The Prize-winning article was published in the New York Times Magazine and on ProPublica.org.
The Pulitzer judges called Fink’s article "a story that chronicles the urgent life-and-death decisions made by one hospital’s exhausted doctors when they were cut off by the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina."
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In addition, Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein’s reporting for ProPublica in the Los Angeles Times on the oversight of nursing in California was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the Pulitzer’s highest award.
ProPublica congratulates all of our fellow Pulitzer Prize winners.