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2021 — Local Reporting

Pasco’s sheriff created a futuristic program to stop crime before it happens. It monitors and harasses families across the county.
Pasco’s sheriff created a futuristic program to stop crime before it happens. It monitors and harasses families across the county.

2016 — Local Reporting

How Pinellas County School District leaders turned five once-average schools into failure factories.
How Pinellas County School District leaders turned five once-average schools into failure factories.

2016 — Investigative Reporting

Florida cut $100 million from its mental hospitals. Chaos quickly followed.
Florida cut $100 million from its mental hospitals. Chaos quickly followed.

2014 — Local Reporting

Investigation of squalid conditions that marked housing for Hillsborough County's substantial homeless population, which lead to swift reforms.
Investigation of squalid conditions that marked housing for Hillsborough County's substantial homeless population, which lead to swift reforms.

2013 — Editorial Writing

A diligent campaign that helped reverse a decision to end fluoridation of the water supply for the 700,000 residents of the newspaper's home county
A diligent campaign that helped reverse a decision to end fluoridation of the water supply for the 700,000 residents of the newspaper's home county

2009 — National Reporting

Fact-checking journalism is the heart of PolitiFact. Our core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting and clear writing. The reason we publish is to give citizens the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy.
Fact-checking journalism is the heart of PolitiFact. Our core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting and clear writing. The reason we publish is to give citizens the...

2009 — Feature Writing

She was found curled up in a filthy room, unable to speak or make eye contact. They called her a feral child. Could nurturing make up for a lifetime of neglect?
She was found curled up in a filthy room, unable to speak or make eye contact. They called her a feral child. Could nurturing make up for a lifetime of neglect?

1998 — Feature Writing

On June 4, 1989, three bodies were found floating in Tampa Bay. This is the story of the murders, their aftermath and the handful of people who kept faith amid the unthinkable.
On June 4, 1989, three bodies were found floating in Tampa Bay. This is the story of the murders, their aftermath and the handful of people who kept faith amid the unthinkable.

1995 — Editorial Writing

An editorial campaign urging reform of Florida's probate system for settling estates.
An editorial campaign urging reform of Florida's probate system for settling estates.

1991 — Feature Writing

A compelling series about a mother who abandoned her newborn child and how it affected her life and those of others.
A compelling series about a mother who abandoned her newborn child and how it affected her life and those of others.

1985 — Investigative Reporting

Thorough reporting on Pasco County Sheriff John Short revealed his department’s corruption and led to his removal from office by voters.
Thorough reporting on Pasco County Sheriff John Short revealed his department’s corruption and led to his removal from office by voters.

1980 — National Reporting

Bette Orsini and Charles Stafford won the Times a second Pulitzer Prize for their investigation of the Church of Scientology.
Bette Orsini and Charles Stafford won the Times a second Pulitzer Prize for their investigation of the Church of Scientology.

1964 — Public Service

The Times won its first Pulitzer Prize in 1964 for writer Martin Waldron’s coverage of the Florida Turnpike Authority and its reckless expenditure of public money.
The Times won its first Pulitzer Prize in 1964 for writer Martin Waldron’s coverage of the Florida Turnpike Authority and its reckless expenditure of public money.
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