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Pulitzer Prize celebrates pandemic, Floyd coverage | Voice of America

New York – New York Times He won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting the coronavirus pandemic on Friday. Star Tribune He received a breaking news award for coverage after Minneapolis police killed George Floyd.

The Associated Press has won two awards that dominate the photography category, and the Pulitzer Prize Committee has awarded a special award to the teenage Darnera Frazier who filmed George’s murder.

Journalism like 2020 has been around for years, and almost everything that happened was touched by COVID-19.

The announcement of the prize itself was originally scheduled for April 19, but the Pulitzer Prize has postponed it until June to give 18 members the opportunity to discuss their entries directly rather than remotely.

This was the second such ceremony pushed back in the pandemic. Last year’s announcement was postponed for two weeks to give board members busy with pandemic coverage more time to evaluate finalists.

The Pulitzer Prize for Journalism was first awarded in 1917 and is considered the most prestigious honor in the field in the United States.

The award lunch, which was traditionally held at Columbia University in May, has also been postponed.

Pulitzer Prize celebrates pandemic, Floyd coverage | Voice of America

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