The Overseas Press Club announced this morning that three Associated Press journalists have won its award for the best reporting on Latin America in any medium.
As noted by the judges, the Pulitzer Prize won today by AP was: “For an investigation of severe labor abuses tied to the supply of seafood to American supermarkets and restaurants, reporting that freed 2,000 slaves, brought perpetrators to justice and inspired reforms.”
A staff memo by Vice President-International News John Daniszewski describes how AP’s news survey specialist developed original, impactful polling on the presidential candidates whose findings earlier this month “reset the political news agenda”:
Should journalists just report what they know and leave law enforcement to take action later, or tip off police before their story is published? What if sources say it’s fine to use their names and faces, but don’t seem to fully understand the risks? How do reporters cover a freed slave’s reunion with his family, when the reporters’ work led to his freedom?