Issued on: 09/05/2022 – 22:20 The Washington Put up received the Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism Monday for its protection of the Jan. 6 rebellion on the US Capitol, an assault on democracy that was a surprising begin to a tumultuous yr that additionally noticed the tip of the USA’ longest warfare, in Afghanistan. The
The Washington Put up received the Pulitzer Prize in public service journalism Monday for its protection of the Jan. 6 rebellion on the US Capitol, an assault on democracy that was a surprising begin to a tumultuous yr that additionally noticed the tip of the USA’ longest warfare, in Afghanistan.
The Put up’s intensive reporting, revealed in a sophisticated interactive series, discovered quite a few issues and failures in political techniques and safety earlier than, throughout and after the Jan. 6, 2021, riot within the newspaper’s personal yard. The rebellion additionally garnered an award for Getty Photographs, which received one in all two prizes awarded in breaking information images.
The US pullout and resurrection of the Taliban’s grip on Afghanistan permeated throughout classes: The opposite prize awarded in breaking information images went to Los Angeles Instances correspondent and photographer Marcus Yam, for work associated to the autumn of Kabul. The New York Instances received within the worldwide reporting class for reporting difficult official accounts of civilian deaths from US airstrikes in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Pulitzer Prizes, administered by Columbia College and regarded essentially the most prestigious in American journalism, recognise work in 15 journalism classes and 7 arts classes. This yr’s awards, which had been livestreamed, honored work produced in 2021. The winner of the general public service award receives a gold medal, whereas winners of every of the opposite classes get $15,000.
The intersection of well being, security and infrastructure performed a outstanding function among the many profitable tasks.
The Tampa Bay Instances received the investigative reporting award for “Poisoned,” its in-depth look right into a polluting lead manufacturing facility. The Miami Herald took the breaking information award for its work overlaying the lethal Surfside rental tower collapse, whereas The Higher Authorities Affiliation and the Chicago Tribune received the native reporting award for “Lethal Fires, Damaged Guarantees,” the watchdog and newspaper’s examination of an absence of enforcement of fireside security requirements.
“As a newsroom, we poured our hearts into the breaking information and the continued every day protection, and subsequent investigative protection, of the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse story,” The Miami Herald’s government editor, Monica Richardson, wrote in a press release. “It was our story to inform as a result of the folks and the households in Surfside who had been impacted by this unthinkable tragedy are part of our neighborhood.”
Elsewhere in Florida, Tampa Bay Instances’ editor and vice chairman Mark Katches mirrored that sentiment, calling his newspaper’s win “a testomony to the significance of a significant native newsroom just like the Instances.”
The Pulitzer Prizes additionally awarded a particular quotation to journalists of Ukraine, acknowledging their “braveness, endurance and dedication” in overlaying the continued Russian invasion that started earlier this yr. Final August, the Pulitzer board granted a particular quotation to Afghan journalists who risked their security to assist produce information tales and pictures from their very own war-torn nation.