The 2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners

National Reporting

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For a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs, 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 Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein of ProPublica for their exposure of questionable practices on Wall Street that contributed to the nation’s economic meltdown, using digital tools to help explain the complex subject to lay readers.

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Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University (left), presents the 2011 National Reporting prize to Jesse Eisinger (center) and Jake Bernstein (right) of ProPublica.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: David Evans of Bloomberg News for his revelations of how life insurance companies retained death benefits owed to families of military veterans and other Americans, leading to government investigations and remedial changes; and The Wall Street Journal Staff for its examination of the disastrous explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, using detailed reports to hold government and major corporations accountable.