The Center for Public Integrity has won a 2017 Pulitzer Prize in the category of explanatory reporting for the “Panama Papers,” a project of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Sharing in the award were McClatchy News and the Miami Herald.
The sprawling, global investigation was spawned by a massive leak of 11.5 million financial and corporate documents that cracked open the world of offshore money laundering and tax dodging by world leaders.
The year-long project included work by Süddeutsche Zeitung, McClatchy, the Miami Herald, Fusion, Swedish Television and more than 100 other news outlets from around the globe and was credited for creating a new model of collaborative journalism.
The Panama Papers project was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist in the category of international reporting.
"This is brilliant — best news ever," said Gerard Ryle, director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. "It really is a testament to teamwork."
Said Center for Public Integrity Chief Executive Officer John Dunbar: “We’re intensely proud of the work of the consortium. Few projects in the history of the Center have had as much of an impact as the Panama Papers."
This is the second Pulitzer Prize for the Center for Public Integrity.