New Orleans paper wins Pulitzer for online reports

The New Orleans Times-Picayune won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting today for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the resulting flooding of the city.

What makes this award so significant for online journalism is the fact that the Times-Picayune published its award-winning coverage only online for the first three days after the storm. This makes the Times-Picayune’s award the Pulitzer ever given to online-original news content.

The Times-Picayune and The Sun-Herald of Biloxi, Miss. also won Public Service medals for their responses to Katrina.

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