Admin l Tuesday, April 11, 2017
WASHINGTON, United States – The Center for Public Integrity has won a 2017 Pulitzer Prize in the category of explanatory reporting for the “Panama Papers,” a project of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
Sharing in the award were McClatchy News and the Miami Herald.
“The sprawling, global investigation was spawned by a massive leak of 11.5 million financial and corporate documents that cracked open the world of offshore money laundering and tax dodging by world leaders”, the centre said in a statement.
According to the centre, the year-long project included work by Süddeutsche Zeitung, McClatchy, the Miami Herald, Fusion, Swedish Television and more than 100 other news outlets from around the globe and was credited for creating a new model of collaborative journalism.
The Panama Papers project was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist in the category of international reporting.
“We’re intensely proud of the work of the consortium,” said Center for Public Integrity Chief Executive Officer John Dunbar. “Few projects in the history of the Center have had as much of an impact as the Panama Papers.”
This is the second Pulitzer Prize for the Center for Public Integrity.
*The Center spun off its international arm in February. The ICIJ is now an independent investigative news organization”, the centre said.