One of Monday’s Pulitzer Prize Winners Left Journalism Because It Couldn’t Pay … – Slate Magazine (blog)

The Daily Breeze, a small newspaper in Torrance, California, with just 63,000 subscribers and seven metro reporters, was a surprise winner at today’s Pulitzer Prize ceremony, taking home the local reporting award for its investigation of corruption in a poor school district that brought down an exorbitantly paid superintendent and led to changes in state law.* According to Poynter, the big scoop started with some basic beat reporting, when Daily Breeze staffers Rob Kuznia and Rebecca Kimitch “began digging into administrator compensation records at Centinela Valley Union High School District.”


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