The first Pulitzer Prize won by print-free investigation goes to ProPublica while the Los Angeles Times celebrates twin wins.

This article titled “ProPublica makes history with web-based Pulitzer Prize win” was written by Richard Adams, for on Monday 18th April 2011 20.15 UTC

For the first time in the history of the Pulitzer Prize – the highest honour in American journalism – the award has gone to a series of articles in an investigation that never appeared on the printed page.

ProPublica, the web-based independent investigative news organisation, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for its expose of dubious dealing on Wall Street leading up to the financial crisis, with the judges praising the way journalists Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein used online tools “to help explain the complex subject to lay readers.”

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