Congrats, Brett! A Pulitzer!

As reported by The Birmingham News:

Brett J. Blackledge of The Birmingham News was awarded The Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting today.

Blackledge received the honor, the highest in American journalism, for his 14-month investigation of Alabama’s two-year college system, in which he reported corruption, cronyism and nepotism on a wide scale.

“What’s remarkable about this award is it basically affirms what we do every day,” Blackledge said. “There’s nothing magical about this. It’s 98 percent of the stuff we do every day. It’s extraordinary, yet very ordinary.”

You can find a selection of the articles that got Brett this huge honor here

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