Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Oregonian wins its eighth Pulitzer Prize

The Oregonian was awarded its eighth Pulitzer Prize for its editorial writing about Oregon's troubled Public Employee Retirement System, better known as PERS. The Pulitzer Prize judges offered this commentary on the entry: Awarded to the Editorial Staff of The Oregonian, Portland, for its lucid editorials that explain the urgent but complex issue of rising pension costs, notably engaging readers and driving home the link between necessary solutions and their impact on everyday lives. Erik Lukens, editorial and commentary editor, was surprised by the prize, which was presented to his entire team. "We’re gratified and hope that the legislatively adopted PERS reforms hold up in court," he said. Read all the editorials in the entry. The Oregonian's Les Zaitz was a finalist for his reporting about Mexican drug cartels in Oregon. Of his work, the judges said: For chilling narratives that, at [...]

By | April 15th, 2014| | The Times-Picayune wins Peabody Award for “Louisiana Purchased” campaign finance probe

A joint investigation of Louisiana's campaign finance by | The Times-Picayune and WVUE Fox 8 News has earned a 2013 Peabody Award, one of the most prestigious honors in American journalism. The Peabody, awarded annually since 1943 by the University of Georgia Grady School of Journalism, honors excellence, distinguished achievement, and meritorious public service in electronic media. WVUE and were co-recipients of the award, which recognized broadcast and online content, including searchable databases of four years worth of Louisiana campaign contributions and expenditures. Other 2013 recipients, chosen from more than 1,000 entries, include CBS (Charlie Rose's interview of Syria President Bashar Assad); NBC ("In Plain Sight: Poverty in America"); NPR ("The Race Card Project" on "Morning Edition"); HBO ("Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of Go," which featured local author Jason Berry); PBS ("The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry [...]

By | April 3rd, 2014|