Previous Pulitzer prizes awarded to the St. Petersburg Times and Evening Independent:
1998: Thomas French, feature writing, For "Angels & Demons," his narrative portrait of a mother and two daughters slain on a Florida vacation, and the three-year investigation into their murders.
1995: Jeffrey Good, editorial writing, for "Final Indignities," his editorial campaign urging reform of Florida's probate system for settling estates.
1991: Sheryl James, feature writing, For "A Gift Abandoned," a series about a mother who abandoned her newborn child and how it affected her life and those of others.
1985: Lucy Morgan and Jack Reed, investigative reporting, for their reporting on Pasco County Sheriff John Short, which revealed serious problems in his department and led to his removal from office by voters.
1980: Bette Swenson Orsini and Charles Stafford, national reporting, for their investigation of the Church of Scientology.
1964: Times staff, public service, for the investigation of the Florida Turnpike Authority, which disclosed widespread illegal acts and resulted in a major reorganization of the state's road construction program.