Have to give a hearty blog shoutout to five fellow APME board members whose papers won Pulitzers or finished as finalists.
The winners are:
Todd Foster, whose Bristol, Va., Herald Courier won the Pulitzer Public Service award for Daniel Gilbert's investigation into the mismanagement of natural gas royalties.
Michael Days, whose Philadelphia Daily News won the investigative reporting award for its tremendous "Tainted Justice" series.
Kathy Best, of the Seattle Times, which won for its breaking news coverage of the deaths of four police officers.
Hollis Towns, the board's VP, whose Asbury Park (NJ) Press was a finalist for the Public Service award for its coverage of the state's high property tax structure.
Debra Adams Simmons of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, where Philip Morris was a finalist in commentary.
Congratulations to these board members and their staffs. It's an impressive showing for any board, any year.