Press Democrat Wins Pulitzer for California Wildfire Reports
SANTA ROSA (AP) — While their families fled the flames, reporters and photographers ran to the front lines of devastating wildfires that tore through Northern California's wine country, earning the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa a Pulitzer Prize in breaking news on Monday. The terrifying speed with which the fires grew last October presented immense reporting challenges that the paper met by relying on sources collected over decades covering local issues in Sonoma and Napa counties, Executive Editor Catherine Barnett told The Associated Press.