Pulitzer pride


I'm proud to report that our Los Angeles Times team was honored today with a Pulitzer Prize for our coverage of the San Bernardino shooting last year.

Cliche as it is to say, this truly was a team effort with significant contributions from every corner of the newsroom.

But I'm especially proud of our Data Desk crew. The official entry included:

* Our custom liveblog software that powered the initial coverage, developed over the previous year by Julie Westfall and Charley Bodkin.

* Our victims database that reporters used to provide the earliest and most authoritative accounting of the dead, an approach modeled on years of similar work done by Maloy Moore and Megan Garvey.

* The custom web designs for the "lead-all" stories that wrapped up each day's coverage crafted with care by Lily Mazet and Evan Wagstaff.

* The rapid recounting of how emergency medical workers responded to the deadly attack, which I couldn't have contributed to if I hadn't learned so much about the field from Robert Lopez.