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Here are the winners of the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes

Dana Canedy, the former administrator of The Pulitzer Prizes, announce winners of the 2018 prize, Monday April 16, 2018, at Columbia University in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Behind the Pulitzers: A look into the inner workings of journalism’s Super Bowl

In this photo, which was a part of AP’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection for Breaking News Photography, a protester carries an American flag upside down next to a burning building in Minneapolis, three days after the murder of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Coronavirus and race (and not Trump) dominate the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes

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California Sunday Magazine closed last year. It just won a Pulitzer.


BuzzFeed News might have won the Pulitzer celebration contest with an empty newsroom. Here’s the best of this year’s commemorations.

The four-part series was pieced together by senior correspondent Megha Rajagopalan and contributors Alison Killing, a licensed architect; and Christo Buschek, a programmer and digital security trainer.
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BuzzFeed News wins its first Pulitzer Prize for series on China’s mass detention of Muslims

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14 local news organizations were recognized with Pulitzer nods this year

The New York Times   building in New York (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FIle)

The New York Times wins the Public Service Pulitzer for its coronavirus coverage

Attorney Tony Romanucci, center left, hugs Donald Williams, a key witness in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, during a news conference after the guilty verdict was read, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Star Tribune wins a Breaking News Reporting Pulitzer for its George Floyd coverage

Demonstrators protest, Thursday, June 4, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

One topic dominated Pulitzer-winning work: policing in America

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The Atlantic’s Ed Yong on winning a Pulitzer Prize: ‘I wish that the stories I wrote had never been necessary’

In this Monday, June 22, 2020 photo, Agustina Canamero, 81, and Pascual Pérez, 84, hug and kiss through a plastic film screen to avoid contracting the new coronavirus at a nursing home in Barcelona, Spain. Even when it comes wrapped in plastic, a hug can convey tenderness and relief, love and devotion. The fear that gripped Agustina Cañamero during the 102 days she and her 84-year-old husband spent physically separated during Spain's coronavirus outbreak dissolved the moment the couple embraced through a screen of plastic film. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

An elderly couple in Spain kissed through plastic film because of COVID-19. An AP photographer just won a Pulitzer for photographing the moment.

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Journalists at 11 Alden papers in Southern California vote to unionize

FILE - This May 25, 2020, file image from a police body camera shows bystanders including Darnella Frazier, third from right filming, as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was recorded pressing his knee on George Floyd's neck for several minutes in Minneapolis. Frazier, the teenager who pulled out her cellphone and recorded the police restraint and death of Floyd has been awarded a special citation by the Pulitzer Prizes. The Pulitzer Prizes said Friday, June, 11, 2021, that Frazier was cited for courageously recording the video, which spurred protests against police brutality around the world. (Minneapolis Police Department via AP, File)

Pulitzers award Darnella Frazier a special citation for recording the murder of George Floyd

A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the surrounding area on Aug. 30, 2020, in Richmond, Virginia. The statue has been slated to be removed, but a temporary injunction has kept the statue in place. (Photo: Chris Tuite/ImageSPACE/MediaPunch/IPX)

Virginia columnist earns Pulitzer Prize for columns challenging white supremacy

Wesley Morris (Courtesy: The New York Times)

An essay about his mustache and much, much more propels The New York Times’ Wesley Morris to the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism


What journalism students can learn from this year’s Pulitzer Prizes

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A podcast about guns, God and Facebook awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Audio Reporting

In this May 17, 2020, photo, a recently painted mural of Ahmaud Arbery is on display in Brunswick, Ga., where the 25-year-old man was shot and killed in February. It was painted by Miami artist Marvin Weeks. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)

A freelancer who wrote a Runner’s World essay on Ahmaud Arbery’s killing has won a Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing

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API director Tom Rosenstiel moving to professorship at the University of Maryland

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Here’s some of the journalism that won past Pulitzers for covering pandemics and epidemics

CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. (Photo: PGDC/MediaPunch/IPX)

Jeffrey Toobin makes a controversial return to CNN

Web pages used to show information for collecting unemployment insurance in Virginia, right, and reporting fraud and identity theft in Pennsylvania, are displayed on the respective state web pages, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Zelienople, Pa. Massive fraud in the nation's unemployment system is raising alarms. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Can it be true that half of the pandemic unemployment money was stolen?

In this April 22, 2000 file photo, Elian Gonzalez is held in a closet by Donato Dalrymple, right, as government officials search the home of Lazaro Gonzalez for the young boy in Miami. U.S.-based relatives fought to keep Gonzalez, rescued at sea at age 5 after his mother died, but U.S. officials finally sent him back to his father in Cuba. "Elian", a film about the boy, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Diaz later earned a Pulitzer Prize for this photo. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Today in media history: A look back at the winners of the 2001 Pulitzers


How do you pronounce Pulitzer?

Dr. Anthony Fauci, right, speaks with Chuck Todd on Wednesday’s “MTP Daily.” (Courtesy: NBC News.)

Dr. Anthony Fauci didn’t hold back as he fired back at critics

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Facebook acknowledges politicians can harm, but won’t let them be fact-checked

Protesters demanding Florida businesses and government reopen, march in downtown Orlando, Fla., Friday, April 17, 2020. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

When covering COVID-19 leads to death threats


Pulitzer preview: Look for prizes recalling COVID-19’s rise, Donald Trump and George Floyd

In this photo taken Thursday, April 16, 2020, a resident wearing a mask against the coronavirus walks through reed fields and the cityscape along the Yangtze River in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Anthony Bourdain did not tweet about eating bat soup in Wuhan

In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

The Justice Department swears it’s all for a free press. Doesn’t seem that way.

Sameer Rao covering a music festival in 2019 for the Baltimore Sun. (Image by Ulysses Muñoz)

Baltimore Sun furloughs gave him time to rethink everything, including his job

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This editor couldn’t afford to stay in journalism

Elisa Berkowitz Gill struggled after losing her job at CNN. She has since found a new challenge.
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When CNN eliminated her job, she was devastated. Now she’s on a new path.

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WhatsApp can be a black box of misinformation, but Maldita may have opened a window

Warren Buffett. (zz/Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx)

Is there anything wrong with ProPublica’s story about the taxes of the rich?

A session at the National Association of Broadcasters Show on April 8, 2014 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Some journalism conventions plan to meet in person this year

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The pandemic devastated newsrooms. Now they’re seeking help from Congress.

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The coronavirus has closed more than 70 local newsrooms across America. And counting.

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Newspaper public notice ads are under attack. Can a modernized process protect them?

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) in a photo from last month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The heated and passionate reaction to Sen. Joe Manchin’s controversial politics


Teach students to get beyond the basic Google search

Several fuel pumps were out of premium gasoline in addition to limiting the fillup of portable containers at this Costco Warehouse fuel station, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Ridgeland, Miss., following “panic buying” after a ransomware attack shut down the Colonial Pipeline. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

What you should know about ransomware attacks, which are increasing nationally and locally

Families coming from Guatemala, wait at a U.S. Border Patrol intake site after they were smuggled on an inflatable raft across the Rio Grande river in Roma, Texas, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Central America’s prevailing conditions and how they drive people to the US

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, shields her eyes as she departs with Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic, during The Atlantic Festival, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Atlantic voluntarily recognizes new union representing editorial staff

White House press secretary Jen Psaki. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Why hasn’t President Joe Biden given more than one real press conference?

In this photo taken March 15, 2017, AR-15 style rifles made by Battle Rifle Co., a gunmaker in Webster, Texas, are on display in its retail shop. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)

A federal judge’s overturning of a state’s assault weapon ban could have major implications

A mob of Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo File)

The riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 was not a ‘completely peaceful protest’

A protester holds a "Latinx 4 BLM" sign during the "March of Silence," a demonstration in support of Black Lives Matter, on June 12, 2020, in Seattle, Wash. (VDB Photos/Shutterstock)

Latinx, POC and BIPOC are words trying to solve a bigger problem in journalism