AP blurb: “The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., has won the Pulitzer in local reporting for breaking the Penn State sexual abuse scandal that eventually brought down legendary football coach Joe Paterno.”
I think lead crime reporter Sara Ganim did one helluva job, although the AP got it wrong. It was cancer, not Ganim’s reporting, that brought Paterno down. He would have retired one way or the other.
Ganim left the crime desk of the Centre Daily Times to join the Patriot-News midway through her investigation.
PennLive.com has the full scoop, including the particular stories that won the Pulitzer. Congratulations to them, especially Sara Ganim!