The American agency Associated Press (AP) he distinguished himself this Monday with two Pulitze prizesr, including the one considered most important of all, for its coverage of the war in Ukraine.
The AP won the main prize – Public Service – for the work of its journalists during the siege of the city of Mariupol and Breaking News Photography for the work of its photographers in the first weeks of the conflict. among these the Argentinean Rodrigo Abdwhich had previously won the award for its coverage of the Middle East.
In the former case, the jury highlighted the “brave” work done to explain “the killing of civilians during the Russian invasion of Ukraine” from Mariupol, where AP journalists stayed when the city was surrounded and shelled by Russian forces.
Meanwhile, the photographic award recognizes “unique and urgent images” published by the photographers of this medium during the first weeks of the war, including those of the siege of Mariupol.
Coverage of the war in Ukraine also earned distinction The New York Timeswhich won the Pulitzer for international reporting, among others for an eight-month investigation into the murder of Ukrainian citizens in the city of Bucha.
Other major American media outlets were also recognized by the judging panel, including The Wall Street Journal, for an investigative document on conflicts of interest in federal agencies; The Washington Post, for informing one of its reporters about restrictions on abortion rights or the Los Angeles Times for unearthing a private conversation between political leaders in the California city in which they made racist comments.
The Post also won an award for reporter Eli Salow’s writing on people affected by the pandemic, addictions or inequality, while the Los Angeles Times also won another award, in photography, for a report on a pregnant and homeless woman . .
Also among the big winners is AL.com, an Alabama digital outlet that won two awards: one for columns on the state’s Confederate history and its effect today, and another for a series of reporting on bad practices of a local police force.
That local news award was shared with a Mississippi Today reporter for her investigation into a former governor’s diversion of aid to the benefit of his family and friends.
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