Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Some badly needed good news

For obvious reasons, Monday was an exceptionally bad news day on the whole. But it wasn't devoid of positive headlines.

The most notable of those in Alabama was the revelation that Birmingham News reporter Brett Blackledge landed a Pulitzer Prize in the investigative reporting category for his outstanding coverage of the state's two-year college scandals, just as I hoped he would. (He originally was nominated in the public service category, but the contest organizers moved the entry elsewhere.)

It was the first Pulitzer for a state newspaper since The News' last win in 1991, when the paper claimed the editorial writing award. More importantly, it's an indication that quality, hard-hitting journalism is alive and well in Alabama.


Anonymous Dan said...

Sometimes I'm really proud to be an Alabamian.

12:53 AM  

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