Two Nieman fellows have been selected as finalists for the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes. Judges recognized Tony Bartelme, NF’11, a special projects reporter for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., as a finalist in the explanatory reporting category for his year-long, series, “Storm of Money.” His reports helped readers understand the complex factors driving up the cost of property insurance. The Society of Professional Journalists also chose Bartelme’s series for the Sigma Delta Chi Award in the non-deadline reporting category (daily circulation 50,001-100,000).
Alexandra Garcia, a 2013 Nieman Fellow and multimedia journalist for The Washington Post, produced video for reporter Spencer S. Hsu’s “Forensic Science” series, which was named as a finalist for the Public Service Pulitzer. The story examines flawed evidence in criminal cases prosecuted by the Justice Department that was never disclosed to defendants, leading to a review of more than 20,000 cases. Hsu’s series also won SPJ’s Sigma Delta Chi Award for public service journalism (daily circulation 100,001+).
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