4.18.2012

A list of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism and the arts

Public services: The Philadelphia Inquirer for exploring the pervasive violence in the schools of the city, using the powerful narratives illuminate the print and video for the crimes committed by children against children and raising of reforms to improve safety for teachers and students. Finalists: The Miami Herald for breaking the lethal exposure and weak state administration with the help of-living facility for elderly Florida and mental illness that resulted in the closure of dangerous houses, the punishment of offenders and creating laws and regulations more stringent, and The New York Times on the work of Danny Hakim and Russ Buettner which shows rape, beatings and more than 1,200 unexplained deaths over the past decade the development of disabled people in New York State home group, which led to the departure of two high officials, the move to sack 130 employees and law improvement.

Leading news reporting: Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News staff for its coverage of deadly tornadoes enterprising, using social media and traditional reporting to provide real-time updates, help find missing people and make deep account of printing even after power disruption forced the paper to publish in other plant 50 miles away. Finalists: The staff of The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, for comprehensive coverage of mass shootings that killed six and injured 13, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, exemplary use of journalistic tools, from Twitter for video written reports and features, to tell the ongoing story, and the staff of Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, for the enthusiastic coverage of 27 days during the whole day protests in the state Capitol for the right of collective bargaining , use the various tools of journalism to catch one after another breaking development.

Investigative Reporting: Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press to highlight their secret spy program in New York Police Department monitors day-to-day life in Muslim societies , so that Congress calls for federal investigation, and the debate over the precise role of local intelligence gathering, and Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times for their investigations of how a little known agencies in the State of Washington to move the patient susceptible to a safer drug for pain control with methadone, a cheaper but less dangerous drugs, encouraging scope of the health warnings on all states. Finalists: Gary Marx and David Jackson of the Chicago Tribune for their inadvertent exposure to the state judicial system that allows dozens of brutal criminals to escape punishment by fleeing the country, triggering a corrective movement for changing.

Explanation of reporting: David Kocieniewski of The New York Times for the series is clearly the law by Bush to explain how the wealthiest citizens and corporations are often exploited loopholes and tax evasion. Finalists: Tom Frank of USA Today for its sharply focused exploration of retirement expensive for state and local employees, enhance the story in graphic material to show how the pump state legislator retirement benefits in a creative way but it is not fair, and The Wall Street Journal staff for a tenacious exploration of how personal information is harvested from cell phones and computers of unsuspecting Americans by companies and public officials largely without the knowledge of modern life.

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