For the second year in a row, ProPublica (whose content is syndicated through Newstex) has won a Pulitzer Prize!
ProPublica reporter Sheri Fink won a 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, and now, ProPublica reporters Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein won a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for their stories on how some Wall Street bankers delayed and worsened the financial crisis in an effort to make themselves richer at the expense of their clients and the companies they worked for. This is the first Pulitzer Prize awarded for a group of stories that was published online, not in print.
ProPublica is a non-profit news organization devoted to reform through journalism. ProPublica reports on stories with a “moral force” with particular focus on stories about “abuse of power and failure to uphold the public trust.”
The organization’s work has been recognized with numerous awards in addition to the two Pulitzer Prize wins. So far in 2011, ProPublica has won two George Polk Awards, an American Society of News Editors Batten Medal, two Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards, and two awards from the Society of News Design. ProPublica was also a National Magazine Award finalist in 2011.
Please join Newstex in congratulating ProPublica, Jesse Eisinger, and Jake Bernstein on their great work and Pulitizer Prize win!