NEW YORK ( Associated Press) – The Washington Post on Monday won the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service Journalism for its coverage of the January 6 uprising in the US Capitol, an attack on democracy that marked the startling start of a tumultuous year that also ended. Saw the longest war of the United States, in Afghanistan.
The Post’s comprehensive reporting, published in a sophisticated interactive series, Before, during and after the January 6, 2021 riots, the newspaper found several problems and failures in the political system and security in its backyard.
Announcing the award, the awards’ administrator Marjorie Miller said the “compellingly told and clearly presented account” gave the public “a thorough understanding of one of the darkest days in the country.”
Five Getty Images photographers were awarded one of two awards in breaking news photography for their coverage of riots.
The second prize in breaking news photography was awarded to Los Angeles Times correspondent and photographer Marcus Yam for his work related to the fall. Why Kabul?
America’s withdrawal and resurgence from the Taliban’s grip on Afghanistan pervades all categories, with The New York Times winning in the international reporting category for challenging official accounts reporting. Civilians killed in US airstrikes in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Pulitzer Prize, administered by Columbia University and considered one of the most prestigious in American journalism, recognizes work in 15 journalism categories and seven art categories. This year’s awards, which were livestreamed, honored work produced in 2021. The winner of the Civil Service Award receives a gold medal, while the winners of each of the other categories receive $15,000.
The intersection of health, safety and infrastructure played a major role in the winning projects.
The Tampa Bay Times won the Investigative Reporting Award for “Poison”. In-depth investigation of the polluting lead factories. The Miami Herald took home the Breaking News award for its work covering the fatal surfside condo tower collapse, While The Better Government Association and Chicago Tribune won the local reporting award for “Deadly Fires, Broken Promise”. Sentinel and newspaper examination of the lack of enforcement of fire safety standards.
Monica Richardson, executive editor of the Miami Herald, wrote in a statement, “As a newsroom, we pour our hearts out into the breaking news and ongoing daily coverage, and later investigative coverage of the story of the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium. ” “This was our story to tell because the people and families of Surfside who were affected by this unimaginable tragedy are part of our community.”
Elsewhere in Florida, Tampa Bay Times editor and vice president Mark Caches echoed that sentiment, calling his newspaper’s victory “a testament to the importance of such important local newsrooms as the Times”.
The award for interpretive reporting went to Quanta magazine, with the board highlighting the work of Natalie Wolchower for a long-form piece about the James Webb Space Telescope.A $10 billion engineering effort to gain a better understanding of the origins of the universe.
The New York Times also won in the national reporting category, for a project that looked at police traffic stops that ended in death.and Times contributing critic Salamisha Tillet won the Criticism Award,
A story that uses graphics in comic form tells the story of Zumrat Dout, a Uighur woman who said she was persecuted and detained by the Chinese government as part of systemic abuses against her community, illustrated Reporting and commentary brought awards To Fahmida Azim, Anthony Del Col., Josh Adams and Insider’s Walt Hickey.
Jennifer Sr. of The Atlantic wins award for feature writingFor an excerpt to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks through a family’s grief.
For column about a retired police detective, Melinda Heineberger of the Kansas City Star won for commentary Those accused of sexual abuse and who said that they have been sought justice.
The Editorial Writing Award was given to Lisa Falkenberg, Michael Lindenberger, Joe Holly and Luis Carrasco of the Houston Chronicle for pieces highlighting voting reforms and voter suppression tactics.,
Futuro Media and PRX employees take the audio reporting award For the profile of a man who had been in prison for 30 years and re-entered the outside world.
Award for Feature Photography Adnan Abidi of Reuters turned to Sana Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave and Danish Siddiqui for photos of the COVID-19 toll in India. Siddiqui, 38, who won the 2018 Pulitzer in the same category, was killed in July in Afghanistan documenting fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban.
The Pulitzer Prize also presented a special citation to journalists from Ukraine, Acknowledging their “courage, endurance and commitment” in covering the ongoing Russian offensive which started earlier this year. Last August, the Pulitzer Board awarded a special citation to Afghan journalists Those who risked their own safety to help produce news and images from their own war-torn country.