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Barlett & Steele award winner receives Pulitzer

April 11, 2017

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The largest investigation in the history of journalism won the 2016 Barlett & Steele Gold Award. ( Image from Arthur Jones and Shutterstock)
The largest investigation in the history of journalism won the 2016 Barlett & Steele Gold Award. ( Image from Arthur Jones and Shutterstock)

The winner of the 2016 Barlett & Steele gold prize has received this year’s Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists again impressed judges with “The Panama Papers,” which the Pulitzer committee described as “a series of stories using a collaboration of more than 300 reporters on six continents to expose the hidden infrastructure and global scale of offshore tax havens.”

Behind the scenes

At last November’s Barlett & Steele awards, reporters from the Reynolds Center interviewed two of the project’s leaders: Bastian Obermayer, the German journalist who received the whistleblower’s first leak of papers, and Gerard Ryle, Director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Read about the extraordinary challenges behind the global investigation, learn how Obermayer got his start in journalism and listen to our podcast, in which Ryle and Obermayer revisit the groundbreaking collaboration that brought down the rich and famous around the globe.

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