The Frazier award was aimed at emphasizing “the important role of citizens in the quest for truth and justice for journalists.”
The Associated Press swept the photo award for breaking news about US anxiety and intimate photographs of an elderly person who died in isolation from a coronavirus pandemic.
The New York Times won the Public Service Award for reporting the coronavirus. This newspaper provided the public with a wealth of data in an accessible format.
Minneapolis’ Star Tribune won the Breaking News Award for Floyd’s posthumous coverage.
The feature-length photography award was presented to Emilio Morenatti, the chief photographer of AP in Spain. He took memorable photographs of an elderly couple hugging through a plastic sheet, a morgue worker in a hazmat suit, and those who endured the crisis in isolation.
The breaking news award for protest coverage was shared by 10 AP photographers. A widely reproduced photo taken by Julio Cortez in a rioting Minneapolis on the night of May 28, shows a lonely silhouette running in front of a burning liquor store with the American flag upside down. The protesters are in the picture.
Gary Pruitt, President and CEO of The Associated Press, said, “It is a great honor to win the Pulitzer Prize in the photography category not only once but twice, and of the talent and dedication of the Associated Press photojournalist. Testimony: “These photographers told the story of the year through amazing and unforgettable photographs that have resonated around the world.”
Star Tribune was awarded a breaking news report on the May 25, 2020 killing of Floyd and the resulting unrest of the citizens who struck the city.
Floyd, a black man, died after being pressed to the ground by a white Minneapolis police officer. The video of the murder was first in Twin Cities and then caused a wave of protests nationwide.
Star Tribune journalists reported anger in Minneapolis where protesters burned buildings such as police stations.
A policeman who knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds was later convicted of murder.
The New York Times won the Public Services Award for pandemic coverage, and the judges said it was “courageous, forward-thinking, widespread coverage” and “filled the gap in the data” for the general public. Times Wesley Morris won the critique of touching on the crossroads of race and culture.
The Boston Globe has received a series of investigative reports showing how the Pulitzer Prize can jeopardize road safety due to inadequate government oversight. This series details the lack of an effective national system in the United States to track drivers who have committed serious crimes in other states. He also reported on how the increasingly deadly trucking industry operates, with minimal federal oversight.
The descriptive press award was shared by two winners, including Reuters. The Atlantic’s Ed Yong was awarded for a series of in-depth, accessible articles on pandemics.
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Pulitzer Prize: Darnera Frazier, who filmed George Floyd’s murder, received a special award
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