It's a historical choice. The 2010 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting has been awarded, with the Daily News, to the association ProPublica. This organisation, financed by charitable foundations, offers investigative reports to conventional media who were in the financial impossibility of carrying them out.
The article honoured by this prize is a report on doctors of New Orleans, during the Katrina cyclone. It was published in The New York Times. "This is a validation", declared Stephen Engelberg. The Managing Editor of ProPublica will be in Geneva, at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference, where he will talk on Saturday morning.
He will not be the only Pulitzer Prize present at this global meeting. The 2010 edition of this conference also has the pleasure of welcoming the 2009 winner of the Pulitzer, David Barstow, as well as Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer in 1970.