Inquirer Wins Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

The Inquirer won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for public service for its seven-part investigative series “Assault on Learning.” The series chronicled the state of violence in city schools. Inky reporters covered incidents of violence, the Philadelphia School District’s attempt to prevent the attacks, the aftermath of incidents and other issues related to the ongoing concern for safety in many of the city’s public schools. It’s the 19th Pulitzer in the history of the paper and its first since 1997. Other Pulitzer winners include Sara Ganim and the Patriot-News staff for local reporting for breaking the Penn State scandal and Temple alum David Wood of the Huffington Post for national reporting. [New York Times]