MEDIA: DN Wins Pulitzer For ‘Tainted Justice’ Series


PULITZER: Investigative Reporting – Awarded to Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman of the Philadelphia Daily News for their resourceful reporting that exposed a rogue police narcotics squad, resulting in an FBI probe and the review of hundreds of criminal cases tainted by the scandal. MOREpulizter-winners.jpg

PHILLY CLOUT: The dynamic duo are celebrating in the DN newsroom where we’re told Ruderman just drank champagne out of her sneaker.You can check out their winning series “Tainted Justice” here. MORE

PHAWKER: That is phucking excellent!

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