Burlington Free Press a Pulitzer finalist

The Burlington Free Press has been named a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in the editorial writing category.

Editorial page editor Aki Soga and Executive Editor Michael Townshend were recognized by the Pulitzer Prizes website for “their campaign that resulted in the state’s first reform of open government in 35 years, reducing legal obstacles that helped shroud the work of government officials.”

Soga and Townshend have written extensively about public records reform and in 2010 won the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for their editorial campaign.

The other two finalists in the editorial writing category were the Tampa Bay Times and Bloomberg News. No winner was chosen among them.

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3 Comments on “Burlington Free Press a Pulitzer finalist”

  1. Pete Klein says:

    Prizes, prizes. It seems nowadays everyone gets a prize for something.

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  2. tourpro says:

    The Pulitzer entry-fee is still only $50 – quite a deal if you get “awarded”.

    Ironically, they are only taking electronic submissions. And apparently, Paper.li links aren’t eligible – gotta be a “real” news.

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  3. Walker says:

    Tell you what, Pete, when you get a Pulitzer, be sure to let us know how meaningless it is.

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