NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Herald obtained the Pulitzer for breaking information for its protection of the June 24, 2021, collapse of a 12-story oceanfront condominium tower in Surfside, Florida.
Ninety-eight individuals had been killed within the early morning partial collapse at Champlain Towers South, a catastrophe that prompted a large search and rescue effort.
The Herald was cited by the Pulitzer panel for “pressing however complete” protection, which it mentioned was finished “by combining clear and compassionate writing with complete information and accountability reporting.”
That report included particulars of the rescue efforts and interviews with witnesses, survivors, members of the family and buddies who had been trying to find family members on the scene. It additionally included the constructing’s historical past, repairs, and the method it was in to recertify beneath the constructing code.
“As a newsroom, we poured our hearts into the breaking information and ongoing every day protection, and subsequent investigative protection, of the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse story,” wrote Miami Herald Govt Editor Monica Richardson, in an announcement. “It was our story to inform as a result of the individuals and households of Surfside who had been affected by this unthinkable tragedy are a part of our group.”