Online sites win journalism firsts at Pulitzers

2010普利策奖揭晓 网络媒体首次获奖

New York Times reporter Michael Moss (C), who received the Pulitzer prize on Monday for explanatory reporting for stories on tainted food, arrives in the newsroom of The New York Times April 12, 2010. (Agencies)

 

ProPublica, in a historic first for online journalism, won a coveted Pulitzer Prize on Monday for investigative reporting about controversial deaths at a New Orleans medical center following Hurricane Katrina.

The chronicle of decisions by doctors caring for patients stranded by the flood, written by Sheri Fink of ProPublica in collaboration with The New York Times Magazine, marked the first time an online service won a top journalism award given annually by the Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University.

The nonprofit ProPublica is considered by some to be a new model for journalism as struggling for-profit outlets have fewer resources to put toward investigative reporting. The Times magazine published the Hurricane Katrina piece.

"This is something we& #39;re going to see more of in the years ahead as there& #39;s more and more collaboration of news entities when it comes to enterprise journalism," Sig Gissler, administrator of the prizes, said in announcing the winners.

In another online first, www.sfgate.com, the website of the San Francisco Chronicle, won for editorial cartooning. The award for the animated cartoons by Mark Fiore marked the first time an Internet-based entry won in that category.

A second Pulitzer for investigative reporting went to Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman of the Philadelphia Daily News for their expose of a rogue police narcotics squad.

Reporter Michael Moss and New York Times staff won in the explanatory reporting category for writing about contaminated hamburger and food safety issues. Reporter Matt Richtel and Times staff won the national reporting award for writing about the hazards of using cell phones and computers while driving.

"The watchdog function of journalism is heavily underscored," Gissler said. "Watchdog journalism is still a vibrant force.

"It& #39;s been a tough time for newspapers the last few years," he added. "But amid the gloomy talk, the winners and the finalists are encouraging examples of the high quality of journalism across the nation."

In the public service category, the Bristol, Virginia Herald Courier won for writing about the "murky mismanagement" of natural gas royalties owed to landowners, the board said.

(Read by Nelly Min. Nelly Min is a multimedia journalist at the China Daily Web site.)

 

为新闻人梦寐以求的年度普利策奖于本周一揭晓,ProPublica新闻网站成为史上首家获得该奖的网络媒体。该网站有关美国卡特里娜飓风后新奥尔良一家医疗中心的争议性死亡事件的报道获得调查类报道普利策奖。

这篇报道由ProPublica网站记者谢里•芬克与《纽约时报》副刊合作采写,披露了医生们对被洪水围困的病人的争议性治疗。该报道的获奖标志着网络媒体首次荣获普利策奖。一年一度的普利策奖由哥伦比亚大学普利策奖评委会评选,是新闻界的最高奖项。

ProPublica是一家非盈利性的新闻机构,在传统媒体利润下滑,推动调查类报道的经费趋于紧张的情况下,该机构被一些人视为新闻行业的一种新模式。这篇与卡特里娜飓风有关的报道在《纽约时报》副刊上刊登。

普利策奖评委会主席西格•吉斯勒在宣布获奖名单时说:“今后我们会看到更多类似的方式,在深度报道方面,不同新闻机构间的合作将会越来越多。”

此外,《旧金山纪事报》网站www.sfgate.com捧走了今年的社论漫画奖。在该网站刊载的马克•菲奥雷漫画作品的胜出标志着网络媒体首次在这一领域获得普利策奖。

获普利策调查类报道奖的还有《费城每日新闻》的记者芭芭拉•莱克和温迪•鲁德尔曼。两人的报道披露了缉毒警察的不法行为。

《纽约时报》记者迈克尔•莫斯及其团队凭借有毒汉堡和食品安全问题的报道获得解释性报道奖。该报记者马特•里奇泰尔及其团队有关开车时使用手机和电脑的危害的报道获得国内新闻报道奖。

吉斯勒说:“新闻媒体的舆论监督作用得到了明显体现。媒体监督仍然是一股强劲的社会力量。”

他说:“过去几年,报纸的处境十分艰难。但在这种境况下,这些获奖者和入围者成为全美新闻行业中令人振奋的,高质量报道的典范。”

据评委会公布,弗吉尼亚州《布里斯托尔先驱信使报》凭借对该州天然气税费管理漏洞的报道摘得公共服务奖。


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