Topic: “Fishing industry”

Posted in Behind the News

A Pulitzer for the entire AP that ‘took real physical courage’

, by Paul Colford

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.”

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The ethics of AP’s fish slaves investigation

, by Tom Kent

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?

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Enslaved fishermen freed: How we got that story

, by Lauren Easton

A team of AP journalists yesterday received the gold award in the ninth annual Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism.