Journal Sentinel wins Pulitzer Prize

The Journal Sentinel won a 2008 Pulitzer Prize for an investigative story documenting a Milwaukee County pension scandal that cost local taxpayers nearly $50 million and uncovered a culture of corruption and cronyism present in County Government.

Reporter Dave Umhoefer received the award for local reporting. This is the sixth Pulitzer Prize overall in the newspaper company’s long history. The Milwaukee Journal was awarded five Pulitzers dating back to 1919.

Sherman Williams, Assistant Managing Editor – Photography for the Journal Sentinel, had this to say about the many newsroom personnel who helped make Umhoefer’s story a success:

“I think the Pulitzer is an honor that reflects our commitment to quality and covering our community at the highest level. I feel it’s an award that recognizes the staff. Many people in the newsroom contributed to the report. Several photographers, graphics artists and designers worked on parts of it and helped create an entry that was worthy of the award.”

Congratulations to the JS staff from WNPAonline!
Here is the announcement on JSonline

Read the Pulitzer Prize-winning story

2008 Pulitzer Prize winners

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