Newspapers get Pulitzer Prize thanks to Snowden leaks

The prize this year shows that journalists often have to rely on sources with controversial reputations

Some consider Edward Snowden a traitor. Others consider him a hero. But one thing is certain: The former contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA) was sure a good source for reporters.

The Guardian and The Washington Post have won a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their series of stories on NSA surveillance methods based on classified documents leaked by Snowden.

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Ed Silverstein is a veteran writer and editor for magazines, websites and newspapers. A graduate of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, he has won several...

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