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Topic - David Wood
The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, with comments from judges:
Sometimes the story behind the prize is almost as compelling as the award-winning news itself. Some details on a few of this year's Pulitzer Prize winners.
The Huffington Post has its Pulitzer.
The Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for documenting the New York Police Department's widespread spying on Muslims, while the turmoil-ridden Philadelphia Inquirer was honored in the public service category for its examination of violence in the city's schools.
Scientists are warning officials negotiating a global treaty on mercury that banning the deadly chemical completely would be dangerous for public health because of the chemical's use in vaccines.
The vaccine used to contain the recent swine flu pandemic was effective, but health authorities will need to ramp up the speed and volume of production during the next global outbreak, a World Health Organization official said Monday.
"The kind of reporting that I did varies not at all from the kind of reporting that I was doing 10 or 20 or even 30 years ago," said Wood, a veteran correspondent of Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and others. "Except I'm better at it now."
"It has felt like over the last five years or so that the kind of reporting that I've always aspired to, which is deep, thoughtful, hard reporting is at risk of being swept away by new media," said Wood, a veteran correspondent of Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and others. "So it was with great astonishment that when I went to the Huffington Post they were very encouraging of that kind of journalism."