This week the 2012 Pulitzer prizes were awarded. (See this Washington Post article on the awards: Details on the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism and arts). The prize for Investigative Reporting went to the Associated Press for their reporting on ” the New York Police Department’s clandestine spying program that monitored daily life in Muslim communities, resulting in congressional calls for a federal investigation, and a debate over the proper role of domestic intelligence gathering” (quote from Pulitzer website).
This award highlights the fears and approaches taken by police agencies in a post-9/11 world. It also highlights concerns held by citizens about civil rights. Here is an interview about this piece: