Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

The Pulitzer Prize winners for 2011 have been announced. A number of the winners covered law related subjects.

Investigative Reporting – Paige St. John of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for an investigation of the Florida property insurance system.

Local Reporting – Frank Main, Mark Konkol and John J. Kim of the Chicago Sun-Times for a story on crime and justice in Chicago

National Reporting – Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein of ProPublica for an investigation of Wall Street practices that led to the financial meltdown.

International Reporting – Clifford J. Levy and Ellen Barry of The New York Times for a series on the corrupt justice system in Russia.

Editorial Writing – Joseph Rago of The Wall Street Journal for a series of articles critical of the new federal health care law.

Feature Photography – Barbara Davidson of the Los Angeles Times for a series of photos depicting the innocent victims of gang violence in Los Angeles.

History – Eric Foner. The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (W.W. Norton & Company). We have this book available at the Widener Law Library.

All of this year’s winners are listed on the Pulitzer Prize website.

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