Bankruptcy Shmankruptcy: L.A. Times Wins Two Pulitzers

What's the fate of the L.A. Times? For now, it's a couple of Pulitzers.

In our newly released print magazine, which examines the urban environment through the lens of Los Angeles, David Greene explores the life, near death, and fate of the Los Angeles Times. The article asks what it means to be a local paper in the 21st century, looking both at the Times' history and its future.

For the time being, the Times is doing very well, exhibits A and B being the two Pulitzers it just received.

In the category of Public Service, the Pulitzer goes to the excellent reporting on "corruption in the small California city of Bell where officials tapped the treasury to pay themselves exorbitant salaries, resulting in arrests and reforms."

In the category of Feature Photography, the Pulitzer goes to Barbara Davidson "for her intimate story of innocent victims trapped in the city’s crossfire of deadly gang violence."

If nothing else, it's a reminder of the fantastic reporting coming out of that paper, even in the midst of Chapter 11.

You can find the complete list of 2011 Pulitzer Prizes here.