Bergen Record reporters finalists for Pulitzer but not for Bridgegate work

Avid readers of the Bergen Record were puzzled on Facebook this evening over the announcement of Pulitzer Prize finalists in journalism.

Many expected Record reporters to get a PUlitzer nod for the paper’s work on the George Washington Bridge scandal.

But Rebecca D. O’Brien and Thomas Mashberg of The Record, were Pulitzer finalists for their “jarring exposure of how heroin has permeated the suburbs of northern New Jersey, profiling addicts and anguished families and mapping the drug pipeline from South America to their community.”

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Bergen Record reporters finalists for Pulitzer but not for Bridgegate work