The Guardian and the Washington Post have been jointly awarded the Pulitzer prize for public service for their reporting of Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing on the NSA’s surveillance activities.
The Guardian reports:
The Pulitzer committee praised the Guardian for its “revelation of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency, helping through aggressive reporting to spark a debate about the relationship between the government and the public over issues of security and privacy”.
Unfortunately that debate seems to be taking place in the USA rather than in the UK.
In typical Guardian style, one correspondent to today’s letters page says:
Congratulations to all. Can’t wait for the film. All the President’s Men II? Johnny Depp as Alan Rusbridger?
I’d pay to see that. But I’m not sure how it ends yet.