Local writers win Pulitzer and Sammie Awards

Victor Joecks

Congrats to the Las Vegas Sun for winning a Pulitzer Prize for public service. The Sun’s article on the award offers a great recap of Alexandra Berzon’s prize-winning reporting on construction deaths on the Las Vegas Strip, and takes time for some self-admiration toward the end:

The Pulitzer comes to a newspaper that offers a unique model of journalism in the United States, at a time when the industry is looking for answers to withering circulation, declining ad sales and corresponding layoffs…

The Las Vegas Review-Journal also printed a classy op-ed congratulating its rival paper.

Congrats also to local blogger Elizabeth Crum for winning a Sammie as the blogivist of the year. The Pulitzer may be more prestigious, but the Sammies do have a bobblehead.