The Las Vegas Sun has won a Pulitizer Prize for Public Service it was announced this afternoon.
The Las Vegas Sun has won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for exposing a high death rate among construction workers on the Las Vegas Strip.
According to the Pulitzer Web site, the honor was "awarded to the Las Vegas Sun, and notably the courageous reporting by Alexandra Berzon, for the exposure of the high death rate among construction workers on the Las Vegas Strip amid lax enforcement of regulations, leading to changes in policy and improved safety conditions."
The only other Nevada newspaper ever to win a Pulitzer Prize was the Reno Evening Gazette and Nevada Journal (now the Reno Gazette-Journal) for editorials written about the Mustang Ranch brothel in 1977.
The Pulitzers are the most prestigious awards in journalism.