The 2005 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, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Nigel Jaquiss of Willamette Week, Portland, Oregon, for his investigation exposing a former governor’s long concealed sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl.


Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger (left) presents Nigel Jaquiss with the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Diana B. Henriques of The New York Times for her revelations that thousands of vulnerable American soldiers were exploited by some insurance companies, investment firms and lenders, and Clark Kauffman of The Des Moines Register for his exposure of glaring injustice in the handling of traffic tickets by public officials.