NYT’s “Caliph” podcast withdraws as Pulitzer Prize finalist

New York – The Pulitzer Prize finalist The New York Times’ famous podcast on terrorism was withdrawn as a contest entry in the wake of a newspaper saying it couldn’t confirm the claims of the “caliphate” central figure.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Pulitzer Prize board said, “We have accepted the withdrawal of the entry as an appropriate solution to this problem.”

The 2018 podcast series was selected as a finalist in the 2019 International Press Division, which was won by Reuters and the Associated Press for a Canadian man who said he had committed atrocities for the Islamic State of Syria.

However, the Times investigated after being arrested in Canada in September for a man committing a terrorist hoax last week and said the man’s story was unclear.

“We volunteered to return the quote, and the Pulitzer Prize Committee accepted the offer,” the Times said.

The newspaper previously said it would return the Peabody Awards it had won for the “caliphate” and said the American Overseas Press Club had regained the honor it had awarded in the podcast. According to the newspaper, the main reporter for this article, Rukumini Karimachi, will be reassigned from the beat of terrorism.

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NYT’s “Caliph” podcast withdraws as Pulitzer Prize finalist

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