CHICAGO, April 7, 2008 / PRNewswire
The staff of the Chicago Tribune was awarded journalism´s highest honor – the Pulitzer Prize – for investigative reporting, it was announced today. The newspaper´s 25th Pulitzer was awarded for its series about faulty government regulation of dangerously defective toys, cribs and car seats.
„Our staff´s dedication and passion on this important project is unparalleled,“ said Ann Marie Lipinski, editor of the Chicago Tribune. This collection of stories brought much needed attention to the way our government oversees manufacturers of children´s products, and consumers are all safer because of it.“ The winning Tribune investigation, „Hidden Hazards,“ was a seven-month series that documented the hazards of lead-tainted toys, defective cribs, faulty car seats and dangerously designed magnetic building sets. Chicago Tribune funded the testing and research for the investigation, which led to massive product recalls, import changes and heightened public awareness of these dangers.
Go to chicagotribune.com/hazards to read the collection of stories along with its sidebars, follow-up articles, graphics, photos and video reports.
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Chicago Tribune Company publishes the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper with daily readership of about 1.8 million and about 2.6 million on Sunday. The company also operates related print and interactive media serving Chicagoland. Chicago Tribune is the founding publication of Tribune Company, one of the country´s leading media companies, operating businesses in broadcasting, publishing and on the Internet.