The Pulitzer results are in and the Strib was shut out in the writing categories, according to Editor & Publisher. The paper’s aggressive coverage of the I-35W bridge collapse and the subsequent actions of the Minnesota Department of Transportation struck out in the breaking news reporting and investigative reporting categories.
The big winners so far are the Washington Post with a record six Pulitzers, and the New York Times with two. The Post’s Virginia Tech shooting coverage took the Breaking News Pulitzer, believed to be the Strib’s strongest category.
[UPDATE: The Strib was also shut out in the photography categories.]
[UPDATE II: The Strib was not among the three finalists for breaking news; those were the Post, the Idaho Statesman (for Larry Craig coverage) and the New York Times (for a Bronx fire), as Editor & Publisher reported last month. The Strib wasn’t a finalist in any other category.]