Saturday, April 14, 2007

Proud of Reneé and Debbie, our Pulitzer winners

Everybody at McClatchy is proud today that two outstanding colleagues were recognized with Pulitzer Prizes for their work in 2006. Debbie Cenziper at The Miami Herald won for local reporting, and Reneé Byer of The Sacramento Bee was the winner for feature photography.

Each was the kind of superlative public service journalism that defines our mission.

Debbie’s authoritative, detailed reporting explored the shadows cast by fraud, malfeasance and corruption involving millions of dollars in public funds at the Miami-Dade Public Housing agency. See her winning series, House of Lies, here.

Reneé produced an intimate portrait of a mother’s year-long struggle with the approaching, inevitable death of her 11-year old son. You can find the stories and extensive galleries of Reneé's photos from a year-long assignment on A Mother's Journey here.

Have a look at this great work, and join us in raising a glass to two fine journalists, and to the work great journalist do everywhere to help chronicle life in our communities.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to both, this was terrific work!