Columbia University announced Monday the 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners. For the past 95 years, the awards have recognized excellence in journalism and the arts. We are very proud to “report” that three of this year’s journalism prize recipients call the Emerald City home.

Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times received the Investigative Reporting award for their coverage of a dangerous financial decision in the state of Washington to switch Medicaid and workers’ compensation patients to methadone rather than a more expensive but safer pain medication alternative.

Additionally, Eli Sanders of Seattle’s weekly paper The Stranger, was awarded in the Feature Writing category, for his piece about a woman who survived an attack that resulted in her partner’s death. Sanders’ writing used the survivor’s courtroom testimony to narrate the vicious act.

Fellow journalist Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times remarked on Google+ and Twitter that awards are a welcome reminder that amazing journalism still exists.

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Please join us as we salute our fellow Seattleites in their brave and respected journalistic efforts. We at Weber Shandwick Seattle congratulate all of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners.

Feature photo credit: JosephHart


  1. Comment by Tom

    Tom Reply April 18, 2012 at 6:06 am

    I thought the Seattle Times series was incredibly powerful, and the award is well deserved. Congratulations to them!

    • Comment by Megan McMullen

      Megan McMullen Reply April 19, 2012 at 9:23 am

      A brave issue to address indeed. Thanks for stopping by, Tom!

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