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Howatt, 86 MS JOURN, wins Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting
Glenn Howatt '86 MS JOURN, has won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting along with fellow reporters Brad Schrade and Jeremy Olson. They are with the Star-Tribune in Minneapolis, MN.
They won the award for a “powerful series of reports on the spike in infant deaths at poorly regulated day-care homes, resulting in legislative action to strengthen rules,” judges said in announcing the award.
The Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting is awarded for a distinguished example of reporting on significant issues of local concern, demonstrating originality and community expertise, using any available journalistic tool.
Read more on the award here.
Read the award-winning series here.
Howatt is a computer assisted reporting editor. He specialized in analyzing data that often leads to investigative reporting. He has two master’s degrees from Illinois – Journalism and Geography.