USA TO­DAY Net­work wins three Pulitzers

USA TODAY International Edition - - NEWS - Mike Snider

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.

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