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ProPublica, SFGate.com and NYTimes among Pulitzer winners

The 2010 Pulitzer winners were announced yesterday, with winners and finalists from online journalism, as well as print backgrounds.

Reporter Sheri Fink from the US non-profit investigative organisation ProPublica has been awarded a Pulitzer prize for her work in collaboration with the New York Times Magazine:

…for 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.

Other online winners included Mark Fiore for his animated cartoons on SFGate.com, the San Francisco Chronicle website:

…where his biting wit, extensive research and ability to distill complex issues set a high standard for an emerging form of commentary.

The online element of New York Times’ staff reporting was commended in the Pulitzer prize for national reporting:

Awarded to Matt Richtel and members of The New York Times Staff for incisive work, in print and online, on the hazardous use of cell phones, computers and other devices while operating cars and trucks, stimulating widespread efforts to curb distracted driving.

The New York Times has the full list of 2010 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, with comments from the board.

Or download the Pulitzer prize PDF at this link.

Matt Waite: ‘The key lesson I learned building PolitiFact’

Matt Waite, the principal developer of Pulitzer-prize winning PolitiFact, ‘a data-driven site that fact checks things powerful people in Washington D.C. are saying,’ shares the lessons he learnt while building the site. ‘Demos, not memos’, is key, he says.

Full story at this link…

Editor&Publisher: St Louis Beacon seizes Pulitzer opportunity

“We are submitting what we think is our best work, one entry in two categories,” the online-only St Louis Beacon Editor Margaret Freivogel said, according to Editor&Publisher. “It is about the mortgage crisis and explains what it is all about.”

The Beacon, launched in 2008, is one of ‘at least five web-only news outlets’ that plan to take advantage of the new Pulitzer rules, E&P speculates. Full story at this link…