Pulitzer prize-winners, available at the Library
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We’d like to highlight just a few of these worthwhile pieces, in this case those that have won at the most recent Pulitzer Prizes, which recognize the best pieces in American journalism.
This year, the Public Service Prize went to this local Alaska newspaper for its investigation into sexual harassment and the lack of police protection, written in collaboration with the ProPublica independent news agency.
Journalists from the non-profit-making ProPublica organization won prizes in the National Reporting category for a series of investigations into US naval accidents in the Pacific.
The latest Pulitzer Prizes also recognized the work of this newspaper from Kentucky for its rapid coverage of the last-minute pardon of hundreds of prisoners, granted by the state governor. The journalists analysed the opacity of the process.
The New York paper was one of the great winners at the recent Pulitzer Prizes with three awards. In the Investigative Reporting category, the prize went to the exposé on how the New York taxi industry works and how predatory lenders take advantage of vulnerable drivers.
Another recognition was in the field of International Reporting for a series of articles on the government of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The third of the prizes went to the introductory essay of the 1619 Project on the origins of the United States through the eyes of African slaves.
Prize awarded in the category of Explanatory Reporting for the series of articles "2°C: Beyond the Limit", looking at the effects of high temperatures on the planet. The journalistic piece feeds into the climate debate by highlighting that environmental consequences are not a problem of the future but of the present.
The newspaper won the prize for Local Reporting for its report on the lucrative financial relationship between the city’s mayor and the public hospital system.
Critic Christopher Knight won the Criticism prize for a series of articles published in 2019 on the overhaul of the L.A. County Museum of Art and its exhibitions.
The photographs of Hong Kong citizens as they protested the infringement of their civil liberties were also awarded a prize. You can take a look at these and other Reuters Agency images on the Library’s Factiva platform.
This agency won the prize for Feature Photography of the year for the images taken last August during the communications blackout during the Indian repression of Kashmir.