SFCR writer on Pulitzer Prize-winning team for Public Service

By Lawrence A. Johnson

David Fleshler and colleagues react to news of their winning the Pulitzer Prize Monday in the Sun-Sentinel newsroom. Photo: Carline Jean/El Sentinel

David Fleshler and colleagues react to news of their winning the Pulitzer Prize Monday in the Sun-Sentinel newsroom. Photo: Carline Jean/El Sentinel

Congratulations to David Fleshler, longtime critic for South Florida Classical Review, who won a Pulitzer Prize Monday, along with his colleagues at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, for stories examining the aftermath of the 2017 Parkland school shooting. The award was for Public Service.

Though regular SFCR readers know him for his incisive music reviews, David’s day job is as a reporter and environmental writer at the Sun-Sentinel where we worked together when I was classical music critic at the paper.

On a personal note, David agreed to take over the SFCR beat when I moved back to Chicago a decade ago to start Chicago Classical Review. Along with Lawrence Budmen who later joined SFCR, David kept the writing and reviewing quality high in South Florida, which in no small part laid the foundation for the success of Classical Review and expansion to eight websites today.

Thanks David and congratulations once again to you and your Sun-Sentinel colleagues for your terrific reporting and probing, comprehensive and sensitive coverage of this tragedy.

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