A team of Seattle Times reporters won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting on Monday for its coverage of Boeing Co. and the 737 Max crisis.
The Times staffers mentioned included Dominic Gates, Steve Miletich, Lewis Kamb and Mike Baker.
The judges wrote that the coverage merited the award “for groundbreaking stories that exposed design flaws in the Boeing 737 MAX that led to two deadly crashes and revealed failures in government oversight.”
The coverage also earlier this year won the William Brewster Styles award for business and financial reporting in the Scripps Howard Awards.
New York Times reporter Brian Rosenthal won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday in investigative reporting for covering the taxi industry “that showed how lenders profited from predatory loans that shattered the lives of vulnerable drivers, reporting that ultimately led to state and federal investigations and sweeping reforms.” And Reuters received a Pulitzer in the breaking news photography category for its coverage of the Hong Kong protests.
The Wall Street Journal was a finalist in the national reporting category “for revelatory work showing how a California utility’s neglect of its equipment caused countless wildfires, including one that wiped out the town of Paradise and killed 85 people.”
In 2019, The Journal won a Pulitzer Prize in national reporting for its investigation that uncovered secret payoffs and a botched cover-up that placed Donald Trump in the middle of a criminal scheme to silence a porn star and a Playboy model who allegedly had sex with him. It was the first Pulitzer for the Journal since 2015 when it won an Investigative Prize for exposing Medicare fraud.
In addition, The New York Times won a Pulitzer in 2019 for its coverage of President Donald Trump’s finances that debunked his claims of self-made wealth and revealed a business empire riddled with tax dodges.
In 2018, the only Pulitzer winner that was business journalism related was the work of New York Times media reporter Emily Steel on Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly’s sexual harassment, which was listed as part of the Times’ win in the public service category.