It's awe-inspiring to me the Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., with a staff of about 80 and a daily circulation of 85,000, won the most prestigious of the Pulitzer Prizes for journalism awarded on Monday, a Gold Medal for Public Service reportage. It's so difficult in these days of diminishing newsprint budgets to find money for investigative reporting. The seven-part series focuses on the high number of deaths resulting from domestic abuse in the state of South Carolina.
The series begins with this chilling reminder: "In South Carolina, more than 300 women were shot, stabbed, strangled, beaten, bludgeoned or burned to death over the past decade by men, dying at a rate of one every 12 days while the state does little to stem the carnage from domestic abuse. [See permalink to series at bottom of this post.] [Image credit: Post and Courier]