Oregonian receives Pulitzer for coverage of Kim family disappearance

From the Portland Oregonian breaking news blog: The Oregonian staff today won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting for its coverage of a family’s disappearance in the southern Oregon woods and their father’s desperate attempt to save them. Journalism’s top honor recognizes the newsroom’s print and online reporting on the ordeal of (CNET editor) James Kim’s family, which exposed extensive problems with the search.

Note: The Pulitzer committee last year modified the rules so that online reporting could be considered in determining an award. Last year, online reporting was included in the citation for the Pulitzer awarded to The New Orleans Times-Picayune for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.