How About That Hometown Paper?

Looks like a good showing for our Hometown Washington Post in the Pulitzer Prize Contests, with the Post taking home four of the awards for their reporting in 2005. The Post took the Explanatory Journalism, Criticism, Investigative and Beat Reporting categories. For their coverage on the Jack Abramoff scandal, Susan Schmidt, James V. Grimaldi and R. Jeffrey Smith won the Investigate reporting Pulitzer. David Finkel won the explanatory journalism prize for his work on the US’ attempts to bring democracy to Yemen. Robin Givhan won the Criticism Pulitzer for her coverage of the fashion industry. Last but certainly not least, Dana Priest won the Pulitzer for Beat Reporting, writing about the CIA’s secret prisons for terror suspects.

Congratulations to all of those who won, and Way To Go Washington Post!

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