The duPonts are the Pulitzers of broadcasting and digital journalism (also awarded by Columbia University). The winning stories are selected for the “strength of their reporting, storytelling and impact in the public interest.”
The award citation notes that StateImpact Pennsylvania “showed the significant impact of natural gas drilling on Pennsylvania residents, and is an important model for reporting on local issues. Reporters Susan Phillips (WHYY) and Scott Detrow (witf) covered the public policy, fiscal and environmental impact of the state’s booming energy economy, with a focus on Marcellus Shale drilling.”
Below are photos from the award ceremony at Columbia University’s Low Library.