Pulitzer Prizes had been awarded on Friday to information organizations that offered in-depth protection of the dramatic turns of 2020, a 12 months dominated by a pandemic that left tens of millions lifeless and a nationwide dialog on race after the homicide of George Floyd.
The prize for public service, thought of essentially the most prestigious of the Pulitzers, went to The New York Times for its protection of the coronavirus pandemic, an award shared by many departments on the newspaper.
The Pulitzer board additionally acknowledged journalism that examined legislation enforcement practices throughout a 12 months of worldwide avenue protests impressed, partly, by the homicide of Mr. Floyd, a Black man, by a police officer in Minneapolis.
The nationwide reporting award went to The Marshall Project, AL.com, IndyStar and the Invisible Institute for a collaborative investigation on police canine used as weapons, typically towards harmless residents, reporting that led to authorities reforms.
The Tampa Bay Times gained the native reporting award for exposing a data-driven policing initiative in Pasco County, Fla., that intimidated and harassed native residents and labeled some schoolchildren as future criminals.
The employees of The Star Tribune in Minneapolis gained within the breaking information class for its protection of the homicide of Mr. Floyd and the reverberations that lasted for months afterward.
BuzzFeed News gained its first Pulitzer, within the worldwide reporting class, for its investigative sequence on the size of China’s internment of Uyghurs, a principally Muslim minority.
The Times gained a second Pulitzer in honor of its 2020 work for criticism, an honor that went to Wesley Morris, a critic-at-large who writes on a variety of subjects, typically with an emphasis on contributions by Black artists to American tradition. It was the second Pulitzer for Mr. Morris, who gained within the criticism class for his essays at The Boston Globe in 2012.
The board additionally introduced that Darnella Frazier, the teenager who filmed the homicide of Mr. Floyd, would obtain a particular quotation.
The Pulitzer Prizes, first given in 1917 and offered yearly by Columbia University for excellence in journalism, books, music and drama, had been introduced through video livestream by the Pulitzer board co-chairs Mindy Marqués González and Stephen Engelberg.
The board leaders famous that reporters encountered uncommon challenges final 12 months as they labored remotely, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and generally confronted hazard, typically from cops, whereas masking avenue protests.
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