The 2006 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, in print or in print and online, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Susan Schmidt, James V. Grimaldi and R. Jeffrey Smith of The Washington Post for their indefatigable probe of Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff that exposed congressional corruption and produced reform efforts.

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Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger (left) presents (left to right) R. Jeffrey Smith, James V. Grimaldi and Susan Schmidt with the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino of the Los Angeles Times for their exposure of problems in the management of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world's richest art institution, and in acquisition practices at other museums, and Sally Kestin, Megan O'Matz and John Maines of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel for their in-depth reports on the federal government's widespread mismanagement of hurricane aid, triggering indictments and other remedial action.