- At the 103rd Pulitzer Prizes ceremony, outstanding works by US journalists and cultural workers were honored on Monday.
- Among the winners this year are journalists from the news agency Reuters, the Washington Post, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Los Angeles Times.
- The coveted Public Service category went to a Florida newspaper for their reports after the school massacre at Parkland.
Most attention is paid to each Pulitzer Prize in the Public Service category. This year she went to the newspaper Sun-Sentinel from the state of Florida. The tribute was a response to reporting after the massacre at Parkland High School. The leaflet revealed failures in schools and prosecutors before and after the March 24, 1918, bloody act in Parkland, Dana Canedy said on behalf of the jury at the Pulitzer Prize winner's announcement on Monday. At the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a 19-year-old shot dead 14 adolescents and 3 adults in February 2018.
The prestigious Pulitzer Awards are presented annually in 21 categories, 14 of which are dedicated to journalistic work, including commentary, local reporting, cartoon and editorial.
Three reporters the New York Times won a Pulitzer in the Background Reporting category for an 18-month research into the finances of US President Donald Trump. The Wall Street Journal Filed "Domestic Reporting" for the revelations that Trump paid hush money to two women in the run up to the US election in 2016. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won for her "Up-to-date coverage" of the attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh with eleven deaths last October.
Journalists of the news agency Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes: in the category "Foreign Reporting" for the journalistic processing of the brutal civil war in Yemen. The two young reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo involved in this research are currently imprisoned in Myanmar. Before they were able to complete their article, they were arrested in December 2017. The second Pulitzer was awarded to the agency in the category "Current Photo Reporting" for the documentation of migrants on the US border.
The special prize was awarded on Monday to the deceased on 16 August Soulkönigin Aretha Franklin. She was the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Special Prize. Honored her indelible contribution to American music and culture, said the Pulitzer board.
The Pulitzer Prize is considered the most important journalistic award and is known to a broad audience – however, the prize is awarded only to US journalists and the media. 2017 could be the one of the SZ initiated research on the Panama Papers will be awarded only by such a prize, as the German journalists were part of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).