The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service Journalism on Monday 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, including the end of United Was seen. The longest war of the 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. Rebellion also garnered an award for Getty Images, which won one of two awards given to Breaking News Photography.
America’s withdrawal and resurgence from the Taliban’s grip on Afghanistan spread across categories: the other award in breaking news photography was given to Los Angeles Times correspondent and photographer Marcus Yam for his work relating to the fall of Kabul. The New York Times won in the international reporting category for reporting challenging official accounts of civilian deaths from 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 Public 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 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 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.