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Pulitzer Center Update May 18, 2020

Grantee Tony Briscoe Wins 2019 Peter Lisagor Award for "Climate Change: Great Lakes, High Stakes"

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Shane Sutter breaks ice from a barge on Snows Channel at Les Cheneaux Islands in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on Nov. 20, 2019. He works for Chad Cortes, owner of North Shore Docks in Cedarville. Image by Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune. United States, 2020.
Shane Sutter breaks ice from a barge on Snows Channel at Les Cheneaux Islands in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on Nov. 20, 2019. He works for Chad Cortes, owner of North Shore Docks in Cedarville. Image by Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune. United States, 2020.

In May 2020, the Chicago Headline Club announced the winners of the 2019 Peter Lisagor Awards. Tony Briscoe, an environmental reporter, won the award for "Best Science, Health, Technology or Environment Reporting, circulation more than 100,000" for his Pulitzer Center-supported Chicago Tribune series, "Climate Change: Great Lakes, High Stakes," which explores how global warming is jeopardizing North America's Great Lakes.

The Peter Lisagor Awards are an annual celebration of the best journalism produced throughout the Chicagoland region, spanning all mediums including print, radio, television, and digital.

To view the full list of winners, visit Chicago Headline Club's website.

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