LA Times Wins Key Pulitzer

2011 prizes announced today in New York
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2011 3:00 PM CDT
Pulitzer Prizes: Los Angeles Times Wins Key Pulitzer in Public Service
"The Emperor of All Maladies," by Siddhartha Mukherjee is shown. The book won a Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction on Monday, April 18, 2011.   (AP Photo/Scribner)

(Newser) – The Los Angeles Times took home the coveted public service Pulitzer Prize this afternoon for its exposé of widepsread corruption in the city of Bell, Calif. The piece eventually led to the arrests of eight city officials, including the city administrator, who was pulling down $800,000 a year. The Times took home a second Pulizter for feature photography. A look at some of the other winners:

  • Investigative reporting: Paige St. John of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
  • Explanatory reporting: Mark Johnson, Kathleen Gallagher, Gary Porter, Lou Saldivar, and Alison Sherwood of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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  • National reporting: Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein of ProPublica
  • International reporting: Clifford J. Levy and Ellen Barry of the New York Times
  • Commentary: David Leonhardt of the New York Times
  • Criticism: Sebastian Smee of the Boston Globe
  • Editorial writing: Joseph Rago of the Wall Street Journal
  • Editorial cartooning: Mike Keefe of the Denver Post
  • Breaking news photography: Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn, and Ricky Carioti of the Washington Post

Look through the gallery for more winners, or click for the complete list of Pulitzer Prize winners. (Read more Pulitzer Prize stories.)

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