The 2011 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, using any available journalistic tool including text reporting, videos, databases, multimedia or interactive presentations or any combination of those formats, in print or online or both, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Frank Main, Mark Konkol and John J. Kim of the Chicago Sun-Times for their immersive documentation of violence in Chicago neighborhoods, probing the lives of victims, criminals and detectives as a widespread code of silence impedes solutions.



Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University (left), presents the 2011 Local Reporting prize to (l-r) Mark Konkol, Frank Main and John J. Kim of the Chicago Sun-Times

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Marshall Allen and Alex Richards of the Las Vegas Sun for their compelling reports on patients who suffered preventable injuries and other harm during hospital care, taking advantage of print and digital tools to drive home their findings; and Stanley Nelson of the Concordia (La.) Sentinel, a weekly, for his courageous and determined efforts to unravel a long forgotten Ku Klux Klan murder during the Civil Rights era.