2010 Pulitzer Prize winners announced in journalism

The New York Times story on the Pulitzer's also lists the finalists, or runners-up.

In the Local Reporting category, the St. Petersburg Times' Ben Montgomery, Waveney Ann Moore and photographer Edmund D. Fountain were listed  "for their dogged reporting and searing storytelling that illuminated decades of abuse at a Florida reform school for boys and sparked remedial action."

And in the Investigative Reporting Category, the Sarasota Herald Tribune's Micheal Braga, Chris Davis and Matthew Doig get for "their in-depth reporting and computer analysis that unraveled $10 billion in suspicious Florida real estate transactions, triggering local and state efforts to curb abuses. "

You may recall that last year at this time, the Times won two Pulitzer's; one for their investigative watch-dog site/section PolitiFact (which seems to only get bigger and bolder in scope as it's now fact checking the comments of newsmakers on ABC's This Week) and for Lane DeGregory's story The Girl in the Window.

And although we don't know him personally, last year several times over at WMNF we were able to speak with David Leonhardt, the NY Times Economics columnist, who is a fantastic writer/reporter (check him out every Wednesday in the Times).  He also was named a finalist in the Commentary category today.

(You can get the complete list of winners here).

The big guns in American journalism, the Washington Post and the New York Times, dominated the list of Pulitzer Prize winners list announced Monday afternoon, taking home seven awards between them.

The Post took home four of the most prestigious awards handed out in the world of reporting, with Anthony Shadid winning for International Reporting, Gene Weingarten for Feature Writing,  Dance Critic Sarah Kaufman received the Pulitzer in Criticism, and former Orlando Sentinel reporter and columnist, Kathleen Parker, won for Commentary, always one of the most debated of choices (Parker is syndicated but joined the Washington Post Writers Group in 2006).

In the National Reporting category, Matt Richtel and others at the New York Times were winners for their series called Driven to Distraction on the problems with texting while driving (and other distractions on the road). 

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