"Tiny Central Coast Newsroom Lookout Santa Cruz Wins Pulitzer Prize"

"As legacy publications celebrated their Pulitzer Prize wins Monday, bottles of champagne were also uncorked at Lookout Santa Cruz, a fledgling 10-person newsroom based on the second floor of a former bank on Santa Cruz’s quiet, tree-lined Pacific Avenue.

“What a day!” said Ken Doctor, the Lookout’s chief executive and founder. “It’s incredible!”

The online news organization won the prize for its breaking news coverage of Santa Cruz County’s catastrophic January 2023 floods. The community-focused organization won out over the Los Angeles Times’ coverage of the fatal Lunar New Year shooting and the Honolulu Civil Beat’s reporting on the Maui wildfires."

Susanne Rust reports for the Los Angeles Times May 6, 2024.

Source: LA Times, 05/07/2024