Darnella Frazier wins special Pulitzer Prize jury citation – –

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Darnella Frazier wins special Pulitzer Prize jury citation – –



Darnella Frazier, who filmed the death of George Floyd, received a special citation, said Aminda Marqués González, co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize jury on Friday.

The board said Frazier was honored “for bravely recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that sparked protests against police brutality around the world, highlighting the crucial role of citizens in the search for truth and justice. justice for journalists ”.

The 2020 news cycle has been dominated by the pandemic, altering all aspects of life, including the way newsrooms operate. News organizations also covered and were touched by a ruling on racial injustice. And of course there was the presidential election.

These three topics, unsurprisingly, were the honored areas of coverage of the Pulitzer Prizes, the most prestigious awards in American journalism, on Friday afternoon.

“The scale of these stories and the pace at which they unfolded have pushed many news actors to the limits of endurance,” Marqués González said on a live broadcast. “Much of this year’s great work has taken place against a backdrop of unfathomable loss as our colleagues and fellow citizens mourn the deaths of over 600,000 people from COVID. ”
The awards, administered by Columbia University, recognize reporting in newspapers, magazines and digital media. This year’s announcement was originally scheduled for April 19. But it was postponed to June so board members could meet in person to assess the nominations rather than picking the winners remotely.

The New York Times received this year’s Public Service Award, which is widely regarded as the Pulitzer’s highest honor.

“The award goes to The New York Times for courageous, prescient and comprehensive coverage of the coronavirus pandemic that exposed racial and economic inequalities, government failures in the United States and beyond, and filled the void of data that has helped local governments, healthcare providers, businesses and individuals be better prepared and protected, ”the board said.

The Atlantic won its first Pulitzer, with editor Ed Yong receiving the Pulitzer for his explanatory reporting. (Magazines first became eligible in all categories with the 2017 Pulitzers.) BuzzFeed News was also an inaugural winner, recognized for its international reporting.

Here is the full list of prizes awarded on Friday:

PUBLIC SERVICE

Le New York Times

LATEST NEWS REPORTING

Star Tribune Staff, Minneapolis, Minn.

INVESTIGATION REPORT

Matt Rocheleau, Vernal Coleman, Laura Crimaldi, Evan Allen et Brendan McCarthy du Boston Globe

EXPLANATORY REPORT

Ed Yong de l’Atlantique

and

Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley, Andrea Januta, Jaimi Dowdell et Jackie Botts de Reuters

LOCAL REPORTS

Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi of the Tampa Bay Times

NATIONAL REPORTS

The staffs of the Marshall project; AL.com, Birmingham; IndyStar, Indianapolis; and the Invisible Institute, Chicago

INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing et Christo Buschek de BuzzFeed News, New York

WRITING FEATURES

Nadja Drost, Freelance Contributor, The California Sunday Magazine

and

Mitchell S. Jackson, Independent Contributor, Runner’s World

COMMENT

Michael Paul Williams du Times-Dispatch de Richmond (Va.)

CRITIQUE

Wesley Morris du New York Times

EDITORIAL WRITING

Robert Greene du Los Angeles Times

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY

Associated Press Photographic Staff

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHY

Emilio Morenatti of Associated Press

AUDIO REPORTS

Lisa Hagen, Chris Haxel, Graham Smith and Robert Little of National Public Radio

SPECIAL QUOTE

Darnella Frazier

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