Sheri Fink, MD, PhD of New York-based ProPublica.org received the Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting for her story, The Deadly Choices at Memorial. The story was published on the Propublica website on August 27, 2009 and co-published in the New York Times Magazine on August 30, 2009.
Political cartoonist Mark Fiore, whose work appears on San Francisco-based SFGate.com, won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. Fiore produced animated editorial cartoons for publication on the Internet.
These were the first Pulitzer Prizes awarded for Internet-based journalism.