Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced—and the Journal’s One of Them

The Wall Street Journal has won its first Pulitzer since Rupert Murdoch took over the paper in 2007. The award went to Joseph Rago in the category of Editorial Writing “for his well crafted, against-the-grain editorials challenging the health care reform advocated by President Obama.”

Other major winners included the Los Angeles Times in the category of Public Service, for its series on corruption in the city of Bell, and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s Paige St. John in Investigative Reporting for “her examination of weaknesses in the murky property-insurance system vital to Florida homeowners, providing handy data to assess insurer reliability and stirring regulatory action.”

A full list of the winners is at the Pulitzer main site; interestingly, the five-member jury in the category of Breaking News Reporting awarded no prize.

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