An MCB client, the Center for Public Integrity (the Center) recently announced their monumental accomplishment of winning a
Pulitzer Prize for an investigative series, “Breathless and Burdened: Dying from Black Lung, Buried by Law and Medicine” by Center reporter, Chris Hamby. The Center won the investigative reporting category. This is the Center’s first Pulitzer Prize.

The three-part series detailed a year of investigating how doctors and lawyers have used their respective systems to deny benefits to coal miners suffering from black lung disease, and has since resulted in legislative action.

The Pulitzer Prize is the most esteemed award in the field of journalism and is administered by Columbia University. Nominees are selected through a rigorous process and evaluated by judges selected by the Pulitzer Prize Board.

MCB Principal, Kathy Flaherty said, “We are thrilled that the Center and Chris Hamby have been honored with this prestigious award.  The Pulitzer recognizes the valuable reporting and tireless efforts of the Center and all those who work at the organization.”

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