Salt Lake Tribune wins Pulitzer for campus rape coverage, praises victims for sharing their stories
The Salt Lake Tribune won the second Pulitzer Prize in its nearly 150-year history Monday, earning the nod in Local Reporting for its groundbreaking investigation of rape at Utah colleges.
The yearlong effort boosted awareness about sexual assaults and campus safety, while leading to widespread reforms at Utah State University and LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University.
Pulitzer judges said the paper earned the prize "for a string of vivid reports revealing the perverse, punitive and cruel treatment given to sexual assault victims at Brigham Young University, one of Utah's most powerful institutions."
Tribune owner and Publisher Paul Huntsman called the award a "great tribute to the professionalism and outstanding work of our staff."