Ruderman (l) and Laker (r)
Ruderman (l) and Laker (r)

Winners of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker spoke to a sizable audience Wednesday night in Founders Hall about their work on a series of articles for the Philadelphia Daily News that led to an acclaimed book, Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love, and a forthcoming television series starring actress Sarah Jessica Parker.

The Pulitzer Jury cited Ruderman and Laker for “their resourceful reporting that exposed a rogue police narcotics squad, resulting in an FBI probe and the review of hundreds of criminal cases tainted by the scandal.” Notably, Ruderman and Laker are the first all-female investigative team to win in the category of “distinguished example of investigative reporting by an individual or team, presented as a single article or series, in print or online or both.”

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