Alaska Paper Wins Pulitzer for Exposé of Lax Rural Policing 

The series of articles led by Anchorage Daily News special projects editor Kyle Hopkins previously won this year’s Harry Frank Guggenheim Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting, administered by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College, publisher of The Crime Report.

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CNN, Anchorage Daily News Win 2020 John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Justice Reporting Prizes

The 15th annual awards, the nation’s most prestigious prizes for justice journalism, went to Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken of CNN for their exposé of privatized prison health care, and Kyle Hopkins of the Anchorage Daily News for his series examining the plight of indigenous Alaskans living with no police protection. John Jay President Karol Mason also announced 26 journalists have been chosen as John Jay justice reporting fellows for this year.