(Huffington Post) ABC News is calling on the Center for Public Integrity to share its Pulitzer, but CPI and the Pulitzer Prize Committee don't seem to be having any of it.
CPI's Chris Hamby won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for a series that exposed doctors and lawyers conspiring to deny benefits to coal miners sick with black lung disease. Poynter reported Tuesday that ABC News has told CPI that its contributions to the investigation merit credit as well.
Network president Ben Sherwood sent a four-page letter to CPI's executive director Bill Buzenberg affirming that ABC News was CPI's partner in the investigation. He argued that reporters Brian Ross and Matthew Mosk made "significant contributions" without which CPI would not have won the Pulitzer. He added that while the prizes are only awarded to print organizations, he hoped the Pulitzer Committee would recognize Ross and Mosk.
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