Pulitzers: Capital Gazette wins for coverage of newsroom massacre

Pulitzers: Capital Gazette wins for coverage of newsroom massacre

Pulitzers: Capital Gazette wins for coverage of newsroom massacre

The Pulitzers, the most prestigious prizes in American journalism, have been awarded since 1917.

The Pulitzer board awarded the citation with a $100,000 grant to further the newspaper's journalism. Trump has previously taken issue with the Pulitzer Prizes that were handed out in 2018 to stories that examined his campaign's ties to Russian Federation, claiming that Robert Mueller's "no collusion" findings meant that the reporters should return their honors.

The prize for breaking news reporting went to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for coverage of last October's mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, during which 11 were killed, while The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, was given a special citation for its coverage and the staff's courage in the face of a massacre that claimed five staff members of its own newsroom at the hands of a gunman who burst into the news room.

But the staff still managed to publish a newspaper on schedule the next day. The man charged in the attack had a longstanding grudge against the paper.

The Pulitzer Price for worldwide reporting went to Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry, and Nariman El-Mofty of the Associated Press for their coverage of the war in Yemen, and to Reuters journalists for stunning reports on the expulsion and murder of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel received the Pulitzer for Public Service over its reporting into and exposure of "failings by school and law enforcement officials before and after" the horrific Parkland shooting.

They took images of a caravan of Central American migrants heading to the U.S. border in November a year ago.

This photo combination shows Associated Press journalists, from left, videographer Maad al-Zikry, reporter Maggie Michael and photographer Nariman El-Mofty.


Trump, who has broken with presidential precedent by refusing to release his income tax returns, has called the Times expose a false "hit piece".

Winners in the field of news reporting included the Wall Street Journal for its investigations of discreet payments orchestrated by Michael Cohen to silence women who claimed to have had affairs with Donald Trump before he became the USA president.

Federal prosecutors have said Trump directed Cohen to make the payments to quash a potential campaign-season sex scandal.

Earlier, the Journal disclosed that the National Enquirer's parent company reached a $150,000 deal to pay former Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal for her story of an affair with Trump.

Trump has denied having affairs with the women.

Three Los Angeles Times reporters also won a Pulitzer for their investigation into a gynecologist accused of abusing hundreds of students at the University of Southern California. Tyndall has denied the allegations.

The local reporting prize went to The Advocate of Louisiana for work that led to a state constitutional amendment abolishing Louisiana's unusual practice of allowing non-unanimous jury verdicts in felony trials.

The Queen of Soul is now a Pulitzer Prize victor. The other awards carry a prize of $15,000 each.

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