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Howatt, 86 MS JOURN, wins Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting

5/2/2013  8:00 am

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.