Speaking of the Pulitzer

Congratulations to Willamette Week (the paper that runs my work in Portland, Oregon), and to their reporter Nigel Jaquiss, who was awarded a Pulitzer for an investigative series about an ex-Governor’s history of sexual abuse of a teenage girl.

Despite the fact that they’ve been around for several decades, the altweeklies are still treated as the poor and somewhat unruly cousin of Serious Journalism. It’s nice to see one of these papers getting the respect it deserves.