From LA Observed:
Today’s Pulitzer Prize gold medal for public service goes to the staff of the L.A. Times for the paper’s ongoing coverage of the city of Bell. The main reporters have been Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives. The award is for the LAT’s “exposure of corruption in the small California city of Bell where officials tapped the treasury to pay themselves exorbitant salaries, resulting in arrests and reforms,” the Pulitzer site says.
Times photographer Barbara Davidson won the Pulitzer in feature photography for “her intimate story of innocent victims trapped in the city’s crossfire of deadly gang violence.” Caught in the Crossfire with reporter Kurt Streeter ran in December. The LAT’s Carolyn Cole was a finalist in breaking news photography “for her often haunting images of a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, capturing the harsh reality of widespread devastation.”
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