The staff of The Boston Globe, including several Nieman Fellows, has won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. Reporter David Abel, NF ’13, and columnist Kevin Cullen, NF ’03, were among those who covered the bombings and their aftermath. The Globe’s managing editor for news, Christine Chinlund, NF ’98, played a key role in organizing coverage, assisted by Stephen Smith, NF ’00, city editor. David Dahl, NF ’03, was regional editor and Mark Pothier, NF ’01, was deputy business editor at the time.
The Pulitzer board recognized The Globe’s reporting “for its exhaustive and empathetic coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing manhunt that enveloped the city, using photography and a range of digital tools to capture the full impact of the tragedy.” The Pulitzer was announced just one day before the first anniversary of the marathon bombings.
As a Globe columnist, Cullen, at left, was also named a Pulitzer finalist for commentary for his “street-wise local columns that capture the spirit of a city, especially after its famed Marathon was devastated by terrorist bombings.”
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