The 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Local Reporting

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For a distinguished example of reporting on significant issues of local concern, demonstrating originality and community expertise, in print or online or both, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for her penetrating reports on the fraud and abuse in a child-care program for low-wage working parents that fleeced taxpayers and imperiled children, resulting in a state and federal crackdown on providers.


Raquel Rutledge

Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, presents the 2010 Local Reporting prize to Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Ben Montgomery, Waveney Ann Moore and photographer Edmund D. Fountain of the St. Petersburg Times for their dogged reporting and searing storytelling that illuminated decades of abuse at a Florida reform school for boys and sparked remedial action; and Dave Philipps of The Gazette, Colorado Springs, for his painstaking stories on the spike in violence within a battered combat brigade returning to Fort Carson after bloody deployments to Iraq, leading to increased mental health care for soldiers.