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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:22 PM

The Washington Post wins 2 Pulitzer Prizes for reporting on Russian interference and the Senate race

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The Washington Post wins 2 Pulitzer Prizes for reporting on Russian interference and the Senate race in Alabama

By Paul Farhi April 16 at 3:04 PM

paul.farhi@washpost.com

The Washington Post was awarded two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, capturing journalisms most prestigious honor for its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and for its coverage of the 2017 Senate race in Alabama, in which The Post broke the story of sexual misconduct allegations against the Republican candidate, Roy Moore.

Both sets of stories exposed secret or undisclosed information and altered Americas political landscape. The Posts revelations about Russia, including contacts between Russian figures and President Trumps associates and advisers, helped set the stage for the special counsels ongoing investigation of the administration. The Moore stories were a factor in changing what had seemed like a certain victory for the Republican candidate. Both investigations were produced amid unusually harsh criticism, including from the president himself.

{A look at The Posts coverage of Russian election interference and Roy Moore}
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2018/04/16/feature/washington-post-wins-pulitzer-prizes-for-roy-moore-investigation-russia-reporting/

The reporting about Moore and subsequent coverage of attempts to discredit The Posts work won in the investigative journalism category. The Russia-related stories shared the Pulitzer for national reporting with the New York Times, which was recognized for its work on the same topic. Post reporters have now won or shared the national reporting Pulitzer four times in the last four years. .... The Posts prize-winning entries involved multiple journalists. The Russia package included 10 stories by 11 reporters, including Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima, Adam Entous, Philip Rucker, Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger, Greg Jaffe, Devlin Barrett, Sari Horwitz, Ashley Parker and Carol D. Leonnig. ... The combined text and video entry for the Moore series was credited to 10 staff members, including Stephanie McCrummen, Beth Reinhard, Alice Crites, Aaron C. Davis, Shawn Boburg, Dalton Bennett, Thomas LeGro, Andrew Ba Tran, Julio Negron and Robert OHarrow.
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The Post later reported on an elaborate effort to discredit its reporting by Project Veritas, a conservative group that uses deceptive tactics in an effort to capture video it hopes will reveal liberal media bias. A woman secretly working for the group contacted Reinhard shortly after the Corfman story was published and falsely said she had been impregnated by Moore when the woman was a teenager in 1992. The groups intent was to surreptitiously record Post journalists making biased statements, according to its founder. ... The Post never published the womans story and instead turned the tables on her and Project Veritas. Crites discovered that the woman, Jaime T. Phillips, had a GoFundMe page aimed at raising money for her work with an unidentified conservative media organization. McCrummen confronted Phillips about the document at a suburban Washington restaurant as Post videographers Dalton Bennett and Thomas LeGro recorded the encounter. A few days later, playing a hunch that Phillips worked for Project Veritas, Davis and reporter Shawn Boburg teamed up to track her as she drove from her home to the organizations offices outside New York City. Bennett and LeGro subsequently recorded Daviss interview with Project Veritas founder James OKeefe outside the office as he declined to answer questions about Phillips.



Winners were announced on April 16.

Washington Post reporters who won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting on Russia interference in the 2016 election, take a selfie in the newsroom in Washington, D.C. The Washington Post shares the prize with The New York TImes.

Paul Farhi is The Washington Post's media reporter. He started at The Post in 1988 and has been a financial reporter, a political reporter and a Style reporter. Follow @farhip

https://twitter.com/farhip

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-washington-post-wins-2-pulitzer-prizes-for-reporting-on-russian-interference-and-alabama-senate-race/2018/04/16/0915c310-4197-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html



Expect congratulatory tweet in 100,000,000, 99,999,999, 99,999,998....

The Pot notes that James O'Keefe and Project Veritas was involved in this. Perhaps their name will be added to the list of winners in a later edition.

A much later edition.

Hat tip, Joe.My.God: Washington Post Wins Pulitzer For Roy Moore Expos, Ronan Farrow Wins For Sexual Harassment Reporting

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/04/16/washington-post-wins-pulitzer-prize-roy-moore-expose-ronan-farrow-wins-sexual-harassment-reporting/

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Retweeted by David Fahrenthold: https://twitter.com/Fahrenthold

Pulitzer day, i.e. time for all print journalists to suspiciously and optimistically speculate over colleagues who have shown up in un-wrinkled clothes.


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Reply The Washington Post wins 2 Pulitzer Prizes for reporting on Russian interference and the Senate race (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Monday OP
Historic NY Monday #1
mahatmakanejeeves Monday #4
Corgigal Monday #2
procon Monday #3
orleans Monday #5
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:25 PM

1. Trumps going to have a sad.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:48 PM

4. I hope the Pulitzer Committee doesn't send the prizes via the USPS.

The Postal Service loses money on every Pulitzer Prize sent to Jeff Bezos.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:25 PM

2. Good for them

and important topics. NYT could have reported on Russia and Trump ten years ago, but access.

Still not over it.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:45 PM

3. Waiting for an poutraged Trump's "Fake News" spluttering in three, two, one... nt

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:53 PM

5. fake news?



(suck on it, donnie!)

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 06:53 PM

6. Conspicuously missing from the full list of winners...

Breitbart, Drudge, Fox, InfoWars, Daily Caller, WorldNutDaily, TheBlaze, TownHall, NewsMax...and all of the others that will be screaming 'Fake news!!!' at the actual journalists that do the real reporting.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:32 PM

7. Ronan Farrow won for his sexual harassment piece? And his article was rejected...

by his employer at the time, NBC. So Farrow took it to The New Yorker, who famously published it. (I bet someone at NBC is kicking himself!) This eventually led to the "Me, too" movement.

Way to go, Ronan! He persisted! It was YUGE story to him that he felt needed to get out, in part on behalf of victims like his sister (who claims she was molested by Woody Allen).

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:41 PM

8. Goddamn! Good on you Bernie Bernstein !!! nt

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 01:23 PM

9. @washingtonpost wins Pulitzer for Roy Moore coverage. What a cool moment in my new newsroom.

Retweeted by Dave Weigel: https://twitter.com/daveweigel

.@washingtonpost wins Pulitzer for Roy Moore coverage. What a cool moment in my new newsroom


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 01:26 PM

10. Comrade Casino* invites Post reporters to KGOP republican White House to "celebrate"



* aka republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

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