Wednesday, April 19, 2006

And speaking of awards...

Earlier today we blogged on the Birmingham News, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for its series of editorials calling for an end to the death penalty in Alabama.

That blog reminded us that we forgot about another impressive award: Lise Olsen of the Houston Chronicle won the "Star Reporter of the Year" award, given by the Associated Press Managing Editors' Convention of Texas.

Olsen won for her two-part investigative series into the 1993 execution of Ruben Cantu. Cantu, the Houston Chronicle strongly suggested, was innocent of the crime for which he was executed. An investigation is ongoing, although the Bexar County district attorney seems to be dragging her feet a bit.

Congratulations, Lise and Houston Chronicle, for a job well done.

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