The 2000 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Beat Reporting

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For a distinguished example of beat reporting, Five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Awarded to George Dohrmann of St. Paul Pioneer Press for his determined reporting, despite negative reader reaction, that revealed academic fraud in the men’s basketball program at the University of Minnesota.


Columbia University President George Rupp (right) presents George Dohrmann with The 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: David Cay Johnston of The New York Times for his lucid coverage of problems resulting from the reorganization of the Internal Revenue Service, and Robert O’Harrow Jr. of The Washington Post for his innovative stories on threats to personal privacy in the digital age.