Congratulations to the Sacramento Bee and San Francisco Chronicle, which were both finalists for a Pulitzer Prize this year.
Cynthia Hubert and Phillip Reese of The Sacramento Bee
For their probe of a Las Vegas mental hospital that used commercial buses to “dump” more than 1,500 psychiatric patients in 48 states over five years, reporting that brought an end to the practice and the firing of hospital employees.
Lacy Atkins of San Francisco Chronicle
For her revealing portrait of an Oakland school’s efforts to help African-American boys avoid neighborhood risks and profit from education.