The 1999 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 The Miami Herald Staff for its detailed reporting that revealed pervasive voter fraud in a city mayoral election, that was subsequently overturned.

Columbia University Provost Jonathan R. Cole (left) presents Judy Miller and Alberto Ibarguen, of The Miami Herald, with The 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Alix M. Freedman of The Wall Street Journal for her reporting that revealed how a controversial chemical sterilization technique was exported by American population control advocates and used on women in Third World countries, a disclosure that prompted significant reforms, and Fred Schulte and Jenni Bergal of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel for their investigation of the hidden dangers of cosmetic surgery, a growing yet largely unregulated medical industry.