Health-related projects by The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times and The Washington Post were honoured this year with Pulitzer Prizes for Journalism
The Post won in the public service category for a exposing the mistreatment of war veterans at Walter Reed Hospital, generating a national outcry in the United States. Journalists Anne Hull and Dana Priest, along with photographer Michel du Cille were honored for The Wounded Warrior at Home: The Walter Reed Series
Toxic ingredients found in medicines and other products imported from China was the topic of a series by New York Times’ Walt Bogdanich and Jane Hooker. The series “A Toxic Pipeline” won in the investigative category.
The series Kids at Risk by staff at the Chicago Tribune exposed faulty government oversight of the safety of carseats, toys and cribs and prompted massive recalls and calls to improve regulations.
Source: Harvard World Health News