The 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, which rewarded journalism and cultural excellence, were delivered on Monday, with particular emphasis on investigations involving Donald Trump and reporting on gun safety issues after mass shooting.
The death of Aretha Franklin was "rarely referred to" for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades.
Pulitzer administrator, Dana Canedy, said the Pulitzer prize-winning board kept 18 members in mind as they chose the political landscape of the country.
“So much extraordinary work was put in,” said Canedy, adding: “Even in a year when journalism is still under constant attack, including from the highest office in the country, and when the threats are security remains high by journalists trying to do their jobs. ”
Winners in the news reporting area included Wall Street Journal for its investigations into the cash payments made by former president's lawyer, Michael Cohen, to reassure women who claimed they had business with Donald Trump before He is president of the United States.
The New York Times was awarded a Pulitzer in an explanatory report for its investigation into Trump's wealth and family tax arrangements designed to ski inheritance tax laws. The paper was also a finalist, with contributions from Carole Cadwalladr, the Guardian and Observer, in the national reporting category to cover the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Trump denied that there were businesses with the women involved, Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal and he refused any unfitness to his tax arrangements, describing the New York Times story as a “striking piece”.
Awarded coverage of gun control issues on three Pulitzers, including a public service award for the South Florida Sun Sentinel for cover at a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland in February last year, when 17 sons were killed students and staff.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette prize was awarded for news coverage to cover the October mass shooting in Porttsburgh, when 11 were killed, and a special mention was made to the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. his staff and the courage of the team against mass to demand that five of his staff claimed at the hands of a gunman to explode into the newsroom.
The Pulitzer was awarded an investigative report on three reporters in Los Angeles Times for their presence on George Tyndall, a gynecologist who was accused of using hundreds of students at the University of Southern California.
After the league, the university president resigned, and over 650 women have challenged USC, alleging that the school failed to protect them from sexual abuse. Tyndall denied the allegations.
The award for international reporting went to a team of Associated Press journalists for their work in reporting torture, theft and hunger in the Yemen civil war.
Maggie Michael, the photographer Nariman El-Mofty and the videographer Maad al-Zikry spent a year showing a series of stories told about how people in parts of Yemen were reduced until leaves eaten and corrupt officials moved food aid. international.
Reuters was also recognized for international reporting to include security forces in Myanmar of the Buddhist majority in the brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. The story cost two reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, his freedom. Both of them are serving a sentence of seven years after being convicted of a breach of the Myanmar Secrets Act.
In the cultural arena, Jackie Sibblies play, Fairview, who examined the obsession of white people with American African stereotypes, won the Pulitzer for drama. The board gave it a “hard play” which “brought an audience into the actors' community to address deep prejudices”.
For literature, t Richard Powers' novel, The Overstory, won the fiction prize, while David Blight's biography of Frederick Douglass won the best in history.
Jeffrey Stewart's award winning biography of The New Negro: Alain Locke's life, and Amity and Prosperity: Eliza Griswold: One Family and Fracturing of America for general non-fiction. The Be With Forrest elegance was awarded the poetry award and the Pulitzer musician went to Ellen Reid's opera prism.
The honorary award given to Aretha Franklin, who died last August, is relatively uncommon. In 2007 a similar mention was made to John Coltrane jazz composer; the following year was given to musician Bob Dylan; and in 2010, country poet Hank Williams was honored.
Each recipient receives $ 15,000.
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