The Pulitzer Awards in the fields of journalism and the arts were announced on Friday. In the last one year, when people were forced to stay indoors due to the global pandemic Corona virus, while many people took to the streets against racial atrocities, during that time the best work done in these fields will be honored.
This year Darnella Frasier was given special citation. He recorded the incident in Minnesota during which black-American George Floyd lost his life. After this, there were huge demonstrations against racial violence not only in America but around the world.
List of winners-
exoplanetary reporting– Andrew Chang, Lawrence Hurley, Andrea Januta, Jamie Dowell, Jackie Botts, Reuters
breaking news photographer Associated Press Photography Staff
Biography- Le Pen and Tamara Penn, The Dead Are Arising
Feature photography- Emilio Morenati, Associated Press
music- Tania Leone, Stride
Special Citation- Daniela Frazier
fiction- Luigi Erdick, The Night Watchman
non-Fiction – David Zuccino, Wilmington’s Lie
Poetry- Natalie Diaz, Postcolonial Love Poem
history-Marcia Chatlen, Franchisee
drama- Katori Hall, The Hot Wing King
public service- The New York Times
audio reporting- Lisa Hagen, Chris Hegzel, Graham Smith, Robert Little
editorial writing- robert green
Criticism- Weasley Morris, The New York Times
Commentary- Michael Paul Williams, Richmond Times Dispatch
Feature writing- Mitchell S Jackson, Runners World
Feature writing-Naja Roast, California Sunday Magazine
International reporting- Megha Rajagopalan, Alison Killing, Christo Bushek
National reporting The Marshall Project, ALdotcom, IndyStar, Invisible Institute
local reporting Kathleen McGrory, Neil Bedi, Tampa Bay Times
exoplanetary reportingEd Young, The Atlantic
Investigative reporting- Matt Rochelle, Vernal Coleman, Laura Crimaldi, Evan Allen, Brendan McCarthy, The Boston Globe
breaking news reportingstar tribune
in the field of journalism Pulitzer Prize First awarded in 1917 and is considered the most prestigious honor in the field in America. Years like 2020 must have been few in the field of journalism when whatever happened was affected by Kovid-19. The award ceremony was earlier scheduled to be held on April 19 but was postponed to June.
Last year also the announcement of winners was delayed by two weeks as the board members were busy due to the pandemic situation and needed more time to assess the candidates.