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‘The Arizona Republic’ and ‘USA TODAY NETWORK’win Pulitzer Prize for border wall project

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Cronkite students had a role

By Anne Ryman | The Republic

The Arizona Republicand the USA TODAY NETWORK on Monday received the most prestigious prize in American journalism, the Pulitzer Prize, for their reporting on President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.

“The Wall: Unknown stories, Unintended consequences,” a special report from 2017, won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting.

Related: Innovative Cronkite Students Play Key Role in Pulitzer-winning Project

Journalists traveled the length of the border by air and ground, documenting it all on video. Other teams from USA TODAYNETWORK newsrooms in every border state ventured across Mexico and the American Southwest. They spent months reporting on existing security and the possible impacts of a wall on life, commerce, smuggling and property rights.

The project was published in a collection of more than a dozen stories and documentary videos, a podcast series and a special presentation in virtual reality, which allowed users to immerse themselves in locations along the border.


Cronkite students Okechi Apakama (left), Gregory Walsh and Brendan Walker mapped video for the Pulitzer Prize-winning project, The Wall.

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