USA TODAY Network wins three Pulitzers
The USA TODAY Network won three Pulitzer prizes Monday for indepth coverage of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, the heroin epidemic and editorial writing in health care.
Also among the winners of the 2018 prizes was coverage by The New York Times and The New Yorker of sexual harassment claims against director Harvey Weinstein that led to the Me Too and Times Up movements.
The Wall: Unknown Stories, Unintended Consequences project, led by
The Arizona Republic and involving more than 30 USA TODAY Network journalists from California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, won the Pulitzer for explanatory journalism. The project used virtual reality, aerial video, 360-degree video, documentary video, photos, podcasts and interactive maps — as well as more than a dozen stories — to examine and explain President Trump’s complicated border wall proposal.
The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Seven Days of Heroin: This Is What An Epidemic Looks Like won the prize for local reporting. The project involved 60
Enquirer staffers fanning out across the Cincinnati region over a week in July last year. Their resulting package, which included photography and longform video, documented the grip the opioid epidemic had on the area.
Des Moines Register editorial writer Andie Dominick was awarded the editorial writing prize for a selection of Iowa-focused editorials
“We are so proud of the work of the USA TODAY Network’s journalists and honored by the Pulitzer Board’s recognition of their incredible feats of journalism in 2017,” said Maribel Perez Wadsworth, president of the USA TODAY Network and publisher of USA TODAY.