ATLANTA (April 14, 2014) - In a classy move, Washington Business Journal sent a breaking news email to alert its readers that The Washington Post won the Pulizter Prize for its coverage of the NSA's unethical snooping into U.S. citizens conversations.
The e-blast reads, in part:
The Washington Post has won a Pulitzer Prize in the prestigious public service category for its reporting on secretive global surveillance efforts at the National Security Agency. The Post and the U.K.-based The Guardian share the award.
The series of stories exposed a massive program that operated out of Fort Meade, Md.-based NSA thanks to documents leaked by former Booz AllenHamilton contractor Edward Snowden. The Pulitzer jury credited the news organizations for helping "the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security" and for shedding light on "the relationship between the government and the public over issues of security and privacy."
In several cities, the big daily and weekly business journal are heated rivals who rarely even mention the other. It's good to see some bipartisan journalism in the Nation's Capital. That is unless, of course, WBJ just wanted to scoop the Post on its own big news story..