Jueves, 21 Febrero, 2019

Pulitzer Prizes Get Doled Out At New York Ceremony

ProPublica New York Daily News Post's Fahrenthold win Pulitzers Public domain
Tobias Pedroso | 15 Abril, 2017, 09:02

The Times staff won the prize for global reporting for its series of stories titled "Russia's Dark Arts" that proved particularly timely previous year after US intelligence agencies concluded that Putin's government had actively tried to influence the USA presidential election in favor of Donald Trump through the hacking and release of internal Democratic Party e-mails.

The New York Times says it mistakenly published an announcement promoting a Facebook Live event with its Pulitzer Prize winners, hours before the prizes were announced. The photo was part of a series showing the callous disregard for human life in the Philippines brought about by a government assault on drug dealers and users.

For a centenarian, the Pulitzer Prize appears to be as spry as ever.

The Chicago Tribune won the Pulitzer for feature photography for portraying a 10-year-old boy who survived a shooting and his mother.

David Fahrenthold who works for the Washington Post investigated Trump's claim to have raised $6 million for veterans. The news site fired back in a lengthy series of tweets. Pulitzer judges said the stories were "innovative and superbly written and illustrated reporting that not only checked perilous practices by pharmacies in dispensing prescription drugs but also prevented harm from happening in the first place". Eleven articles were written between April 13 and November 19 beginning with "BYU students say victims of sexual assault are targeted by Honor Code". "I'm extremely proud of the work we did and the impact it had in strengthening protections for patients".

In the Trump era, big newspapers like the New York Times and Washington Post are building vital digital businesses to fend off challenges from tech platforms like Facebook and Google that are taking advertising sales from newspapers globally.

Fahrenthold, of the Washington Post, receiving the National Reporting award for reporting the truth behind Donald Trump's claims of charitable activities.

David A. Fahrenthold won the prize for national reporting, with the judges citing stories that examined Trump's charitable foundation and called into question whether the real estate magnate was as generous as he said.

He also revealed Mr Trump's obscene comments about women on a 2005 tape. The footage rocked the White House race and prompted an apology from the then-candidate.

Journalism during the campaign was also honoured with the Pulitzer for commentary going to Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal for what the board called "beautifully rendered columns that connected readers to the shared virtues of Americans during one of the nation's most divisive political campaigns".

New York Daily News and ProPublica receiving the Public Service award for reporting on evictions of mostly poor minorities carried out by police abusing the law. Chivers of The New York Times.

The New York Times receiving the International Reporting award for reporting on Russian president Vladmir Putin's dishonest and murderous attempts to gain international power.