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San Diego Union-Tribune wins Pulitzer for covering its own demise

Judges call "Paper Trail of Tears" series "A brilliant investigation into the death of print journalism."

What on earth is that man doing?
What on earth is that man doing?

From the judges' statement: "Bill Peek, the last remaining investigative journalist at the embattled San Diego Union-Tribune, obtained unprecedented levels of access into the inner machinations of a daily newspaper in decline. Through multiple transfers of ownership and a seemingly endless assortment of schemes to retain readership and build an online presence that actually produces revenue, Peek keeps a steady eye on the death throes of a once-proud institution. In so doing, he has told the story of one beleaguered company, but also, the story of an entire doomed industry. We expect this is one of the last awards of this kind that the Joseph Pulitzer foundation will have occasion to present."

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From the judges' statement: "Bill Peek, the last remaining investigative journalist at the embattled San Diego Union-Tribune, obtained unprecedented levels of access into the inner machinations of a daily newspaper in decline. Through multiple transfers of ownership and a seemingly endless assortment of schemes to retain readership and build an online presence that actually produces revenue, Peek keeps a steady eye on the death throes of a once-proud institution. In so doing, he has told the story of one beleaguered company, but also, the story of an entire doomed industry. We expect this is one of the last awards of this kind that the Joseph Pulitzer foundation will have occasion to present."

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