The 2013 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, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Brad Schrade, Jeremy Olson and Glenn Howatt of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis, for their powerful reports on the spike in infant deaths at poorly regulated day-care homes, resulting in legislative action to strengthen rules.


Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University (left), presents the 2013 Local Reporting prize to (left to right) Brad Schrade, Jeremy Olson and Glenn Howatt of the Star Tribune.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Ames Alexander and Karen Garloch of The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer and Joseph Neff and David Raynor of The News and Observer, Raleigh, N.C., for their tenacious joint project investigating how the state’s major nonprofit hospitals generate large profits and contribute to the high cost of health care; and David Breen, Stephen Hudak, Jeff Kunerth and Denise-Marie Ordway of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel for their aggressive coverage of hazing rituals by the Florida A&M University marching band that killed a drum major and led to the resignation of the band leader and the university president.