The Press Democrat Wins Pulitzer Prize

The Press Democrat, the sister publication to Sonoma Magazine, won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Coverage, besting both The New York Times and the Houston Chronicle. Cathy Barnett, Executive Editor of the Press Democrat and the editor-in-chief of Sonoma Magazine, was in New York City at the end of May with several of her newsroom team to collect the honor where the reporting was heralded as “lucid and tenacious coverage of historic wildfires that ravaged the city of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County, expertly utilizing an array of tools, including photography, video and social media platforms, to bring clarity to its readers – in real time and in subsequent in-depth reporting.”