Pulitzer winners include business journalism
Steve Pearlstein, the economics columnist for the Washington Post, and a series on conterfeit toxic drugs from the New York Times business desk were among the Pulitzer Prize winners announced Monday.
The Times series was in the investigative reporting category, and honored Walt Bogdanich and Jake Hooker forÂ ”their stories on toxic ingredients in medicine and other everyday products imported from China, leading to crackdowns by American and Chinese officials.”
The investigative reporting prize was shared with the Chicago Tribune staff for its “exposure of faulty governmental regulation of toys, car seats and cribs, resulting in the extensive recall of hazardous products and congressional action to tighten supervision.”
Pearlstein won in the commentary category for his “insightful columns that explore the nation’s complex economic ills with masterful clarity.”
The Post won six Pulitzers this year.
Michael Ramirez, the editorial cartoonist for Investor’s Business Daily, won the Pulitzer in that category. It’s the newspapers first Pulitzer.
The Charlotte Observer was a finalist in the public service category for its “examination of the mortgage and housing crisis in the newspaper’s community and state, resulting in fgederal probes and changes inaÂ major lender’s practices.”
See all of the winners here.