The 2008 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 the Chicago Tribune Staff for its exposure of faulty governmental regulation of toys, car seats and cribs, resulting in the extensive recall of hazardous products and congressional action to tighten supervision.

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Richard Oppel, Pulitzer Board co-chair (left), presents a 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting to (from left) Maurice Possley, Patricia Callahan, Michael Oneal, Evan Osnos, Sam Roe and Ted Gregory of the Chicago Tribune staff.

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Awarded to Walt Bogdanich and Jake Hooker of The New York Times for their stories on toxic ingredients in medicine and other everyday products imported from China, leading to crackdowns by American and Chinese officials.

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Richard Oppel, Pulitzer Board co-chair (left), presents a 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting to Jake Hooker (center) and Walt Bogdanich of The New York Times.

Finalists

Also nominated as a finalist in this category were: Miles Moffeit and Susan Greene of The Denver Post for their reports on how destruction of evidence in criminal cases across the nation can free the guilty and convict the innocent, prompting official efforts to correct breakdowns.