Last year's week-long series on the troubles at King-Drew Medical Center won the Pulitzer Prize medal for public service, and foreign correspondent Kim Murphy shared a prize in international reporting. Joe Morgenstern, film critic of the Wall Street Journal (and contributor to KCRW), won the Pulitzer for criticism. Elsewhere in California, the San Francisco Chronicle's Deanne Fitzmaurice won for feature photography and Tom Philp of The Sacramento Bee for editorial writing. Nationally, part of the story will be that the New York Times only won one. Once again, despite the supposed secrecy of the whole thing, many in the Times newsroom knew this morning that the paper had two winners. The lead reporters on the King-Drew series were Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein, Mitchell Landsberg and Steve Hymon, and the photographer was Robert Gauthier (with a cast of dozens behind the scenes.) The series at LAT.com. Full list of winners and finalists at the Pulitzer site.
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