The Wall Street Journal wins a Pulitzer Prize for public service reporting for the critical series it ran on irregularities in the way stock options are awarded at some American companies. The investigation triggered a backdating scandal implicating executives at more than 150 firms and ultimately led to the downfall of UnitedHealth CEO William Mr. McGuire. The entire series is available on the Journal’s site for free. Meanwhile, The Oregonian picks up an award for breaking news reporting on the James Kim tragedy. The New York Daily News wins for editorials drawing attention to the serious – and by and large ignored – health problems faced by rescuers at Ground Zero.