The prestigious annual Pulitzer Prizes are on Monday in New York announced and journalists have made a clean sweep of their coverage of the ongoing war in Ukraine this year.
Associated Press won the public service award – widely considered the top prize – for the news agency’s “courageous” reporting on the siege of the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol.
This international news agency also won the award for breaking news photography for its “unique and urgent photographs” of the first weeks of the conflict in February last year.
The New York Times won again in the international reporting category for its “unflinching” coverage of the conflict in Ukraine. This includes an eight-month news investigation into Ukrainian deaths in the city of Bucha.
The Pulitzer for breaking news went to the Los Angeles Times went for her disclosure of a conversation between local councilors that included racist comments. This conversation was secretly recorded in October 2021 and leaked a year later.
Journalist at The Wall Street Journal won the award for investigative reporting for their investigation after the financial conflicts of interest among federal officials at 50 government agencies.
AL.com, a news outlet in the southern state of Alabama, took home two awards, including the local reporting prize for the disclosure of how the Brookside local police force used residents to boost its revenue. AL.com also won the commentary award.
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