Today, a cartoonist for SFGate.com, the online arm of the San Francisco Chronicle, and an investigative journalist at ProPublica won Pulitzer Prizes for their work. The reason we’ve dubbed these wins “history-making” is because this is the first time any online-only publication has won the prestigious award for editorial content.
Last night the Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism were awarded with some surprising results. ProPublica, the non-profit online investigative journalism organization, stood out as the evening’s most notable winner in a crowd dominated by more traditional news outlets. The prize was awarded to Sheri Fink of ProPublica who worked in collaboration with The New York Times to produce an investigative article into the tough decisions made by New Orleans doctors in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Created in 2007, ProPublica has recently gained an incredible amount of attention for their investigative journalism work. In addition to receiving the Pulitzer, ProPublica was also awarded the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Journalism in addition to Annenberg Award earlier this year.
from Mashable! by Brenna Ehrlich
When Steve Jobs responds to a random person’s email — an event occurring more frequently of late — the sender is usually shocked that such a tech titan has reached into his mailbag to pluck his message from the ether and deem it worthy of a reply. But Greg Slepak had elicited an email from Jobs a few years ago after contacting him with a software question, so the Apple CEO’s response last week didn’t come as much of a surprise. What did surprise Slepak was when Jobs replied to a follow-up email.
from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow
from Social Media Examiner by Amy Porterfield
from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik