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The Washington Post wins Pulitzer for January 6 coverage

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 extensive reporting, published in a sophisticated interactive series, found several problems and failures in the political system and security before, during and after the January 6, 2021 riots in the newspaper’s own 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 the riots.

The second prize in breaking news photography was given to Los Angeles Times correspondent and photographer Marcus Yam for his work relating to the fall of Kabul.

America’s withdrawal and resurgence from the Taliban’s grip on Afghanistan spread across categories, with The New York Times winning the international reporting category for challenging official accounts of civilian casualties from US airstrikes in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan Of.

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 Public Service Award receives a gold medal, while the winners of each of the other categories receive $15,000.

Read more: Piecing together Donald Trump’s 8-hour hiatus during the January 6 uprising

The intersection of health, safety and infrastructure played a major role in the winning projects.

The Tampa Bay Times won an investigative reporting award for “Poison,” an in-depth look at a polluting lead factory. The Miami Herald took home the Breaking News award for its work covering the deadly Surfside condo tower collapse, while The Better Government Association and the Chicago Tribune won the local reporting award for “Deadly Fires, Broken Promise”, Watchdog and Newspaper Crunch With regard to the application 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 prize for interpretive reporting went to Quanta Magazine, in which the board highlighted the work of Natalie Wolchower, for a long-form piece about the James Webb Space Telescope, $10 to gain a better understanding of the origins of the universe. Billion’s engineering effort.

The New York Times also won in the national reporting category, for a project that saw police traffic stops, which ended fatally, and Salamisha Tillett, a contributing critic at the Times, won the Criticism Award.

Read more: Sen. Mitch McConnell rebukes RNC, calls January 6 ‘violent rebellion’

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, Fahmida Azim. The Illustrated Reporting and Commentary Awards brought to you, Anthony Dale Col., Josh Adams and Insider’s Walt Hickey.

Jennifer Sr. of The Atlantic won the award for feature writing for a piece marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks through the grief of a family.

Melinda Heineberger of The Kansas City Star won for comment, for a column about a retired police detective accused of sexual abuse and who said she was assaulted, demanding justice.

The editorial writing award went to the Houston Chronicle’s Lisa Falkenberg, Michael Lindenberger, Joe Holly and Luis Carrasco for pieces highlighting voting reforms and voter suppression tactics.

Futuro Media and PRX employees took home the audio reporting award for their profile of a man who had been in prison for 30 years and re-entered the outside world.

The Feature Photography award was given to Adnan Abidi, Sana Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave and Danish Siddiqui of Reuters for their photographs 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 awarded a special citation to Ukrainian journalists, acknowledging their “courage, endurance and commitment” in covering the Russian offensive that began earlier this year. Last August, the Pulitzer Board awarded a special citation to Afghan journalists who risked their own safety to help produce news and pictures from their war-torn country.
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