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Pulitzer Prizes Awarded for Urbanism and Built Environment Journalism
Here’s a list of 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners of relevance to the Planetizen audience. Quoted explanations for award choices are from the Pulitzer Prize website.
- Local Reporting - Will Hobson and Michael LaForgia of the Tampa Bay Times, “for their relentless investigation into the squalid conditions that marked housing for the city’s substantial homeless population, leading to swift reforms.”
- Criticism - Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer, “for her criticism of architecture that blends expertise, civic passion and sheer readability into arguments that consistently stimulate and surprise.”
- Commentary - Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press, “for his columns on the financial crisis facing his hometown, written with passion and a stirring sense of place, sparing no one in their critique.”
- Explanatory Reporting - Eli Saslow of The Washington Post, “for his unsettling and nuanced reporting on the prevalence of food stamps in post-recession America, forcing readers to grapple with issues of poverty and dependency.”
- Investigative Reporting - Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity, “for his reports on how some lawyers and doctors rigged a system to deny benefits to coal miners stricken with black lung disease, resulting in remedial legislative efforts.”
Congratulations to the winners.