The 1998 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Investigative Reporting

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For a distinguished example of investigative reporting by an individual or team, presented as a single article or series, Five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Awarded to Gary Cohn and Will Englund of The Baltimore Sun for their compelling series on the international shipbreaking industry, that revealed the dangers posed to workers and the environment when discarded ships are dismantled.


Columbia University President George Rupp (right) presents Will Englund and Gary Cohn with the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Lisa Getter, Jeff Leen and Gail Epstein of The Miami Herald for their reporting that disclosed how hundreds of local police officers routinely served as unnecessary witnesses in misdemeanor arrests to gain overtime pay, and the St. Petersburg Times staff for its investigation of the corrupt financial practices charged to the Rev. Henry Lyons, president of the National Baptist Convention.