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.
“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.
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Workers of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn.
Matt Rocheleau, Vernal Coleman, Laura Crimaldi, Evan Allen and Brendan McCarthy of The Boston Globe
Ed Yong of The Atlantic
Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley, Andrea Januta, Jaimi Dowdell and Jackie Botts of Reuters
Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi of the Tampa Bay Occasions
Staffs of The Marshall Undertaking; AL.com, Birmingham; IndyStar, Indianapolis; and the Invisible Institute, Chicago
Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek of BuzzFeed Information, New York
Nadja Drost, freelance contributor, The California Sunday Journal
Mitchell S. Jackson, freelance contributor, Runner’s World
Michael Paul Williams of the Richmond (Va.) Occasions-Dispatch
Wesley Morris of The New York Occasions
Robert Greene of the Los Angeles Occasions
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Emilio Morenatti of Related Press
Lisa Hagen, Chris Haxel, Graham Smith and Robert Little of Nationwide Public Radio
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