The 2011 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday, and many of the journalism awards went to venerable, well-decorated publications.
The New York Times and Los Angeles Times each won two awards. The LA Times won the coveted Public Service prize for exposing the corruption of city officials in Bell, California, and the feature photography prize for photos of gang violence victims. The New York Times, meanwhile, won the prizes for international reporting, for a series about Russia, and commentary, for the work of business writer David Leonhardt.
Yet among a collection of traditional, paper-and-ink publications, one winner stood out. For the second year in a row, the online investigative news organization ProPublica won an award, this time for national reporting for its coverage of Wall Street.