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Times wins Public Service Pulitzer for Bell coverage

April 18, 2011 | 12:06 pm

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The Times staff has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the city of Bell salary scandal.

The series -- "Breach of Faith," led by Jeff Gotlieb and Ruben Vives -- also won an IRE medal, a George Polk Award for local reporting, the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting and the Los Angeles Press Club’s first-ever Public Service Award.

[Updated 1 p.m.: Here is the award citation from the Pulitzer board.]

Photos: Jeff Gottlieb (left); Ruben Vives. Credit: Los Angeles Times