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Darnella Frazier, who filmed the demise of George Floyd, obtained a particular quotation, Aminda Marqués González, co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board, introduced Friday.

The board mentioned Frazier was honored “for courageously recording the homicide of George Floyd, a video that spurred protests towards police brutality world wide, highlighting the essential position of residents in journalists’ quest for reality and justice.”

The 2020 information cycle was dominated by the pandemic, altering each side of life together with how newsrooms operated. Information organizations additionally coated and have been affected by a reckoning over racial injustice. And naturally, there was the presidential election.

These three matters, unsurprisingly, have been the protection areas honored with Pulitzer Prizes, essentially the most prestigious awards in American journalism, on Friday afternoon.

“The magnitude of those tales and the tempo at which they unfolded pushed many within the information enterprise to the boundaries of endurance,” Marqués González mentioned throughout a reside broadcast. “A lot of the good work this yr got here towards the backdrop of unfathomable loss as our colleagues and fellow residents mourn the deaths of greater than 600,000 individuals from COVID.”

The awards, administered by Columbia College, acknowledge reporting in newspapers, magazines and digital information shops. This yr’s announcement was initially scheduled for April 19. However it was postponed to June in order that the board members may meet in-person to judge the entries slightly than selecting the winners remotely.

The New York Occasions obtained this yr’s prize for public service, which is often seen because the Pulitzers’ highest honor.

“The prize is awarded to the New York Occasions for brave, prescient and sweeping protection of the coronavirus pandemic that uncovered racial and financial inequities, authorities failures within the US and past, and fill the info vacuum that helped native governments, healthcare suppliers, companies and people to be higher ready and guarded,” the board mentioned.

The Atlantic received its first Pulitzer, with employees author Ed Yong receiving the Pulitzer for explanatory reporting. (Magazines first grew to become eligible to win in all classes with the 2017 Pulitzers.) BuzzFeed Information was additionally a primary time winner, acknowledged for worldwide reporting.
Right here is the total listing of prizes awarded on Friday:

PUBLIC SERVICE

The New York Occasions

BREAKING NEWS REPORTING

Workers of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn.

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Matt Rocheleau, Vernal Coleman, Laura Crimaldi, Evan Allen and Brendan McCarthy of The Boston Globe

EXPLANATORY REPORTING

Ed Yong of The Atlantic

and

Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley, Andrea Januta, Jaimi Dowdell and Jackie Botts of Reuters

LOCAL REPORTING

Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi of the Tampa Bay Occasions

NATIONAL REPORTING

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

INTERNATIONAL REPORTING

Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek of BuzzFeed Information, New York

FEATURE WRITING

Nadja Drost, freelance contributor, The California Sunday Journal

and

Mitchell S. Jackson, freelance contributor, Runner’s World

COMMENTARY

Michael Paul Williams of the Richmond (Va.) Occasions-Dispatch

CRITICISM

Wesley Morris of The New York Occasions

EDITORIAL WRITING

Robert Greene of the Los Angeles Occasions

BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY

Pictures Workers of Related Press

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Emilio Morenatti of Related Press

AUDIO REPORTING

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

SPECIAL CITATION

Darnella Frazier

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