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El Paso Matters founder Robert Moore a Pulitzer finalist

May 5, 2020
El Paso Matters founder Robert Moore a Pulitzer finalist

Congratulations to El Paso Matters</b> founder Robert Moore for being a finalist for a 2020 Pulitzer Prize in journalism.

Moore was a key reporter for The Washington Post’s coverage of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio on August 3, 2019. The team was cited for its “incisive” coverage of the back-to-back shootings “that contextualized these events for a national audience,” according to the Pulitzer Prize website. The Post was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. The Louisville Courier-Journal won the prestigious award.

“I was privileged to help tell El Paso’s story to the world in our darkest time,” said Moore, the award-winning former El Paso Times editor who founded the nonprofit El Paso Matters in 2019.

The El Paso Community Foundation is the fiscal sponsor of the digital news outlet, which has aggressively reported on the coronavirus pandemic’s impacts in El Paso.

“I can’t tell you how proud we are to have El Paso Matters as one of our affiliates,” said Eric Pearson, El Paso Community Foundation president and CEO.

El Paso Matters is participating in today’s #GivingTuesdayNow, a national fundraising campaign for nonprofit journalism in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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