New York (CNN Business)Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica received this year’s Pulitzer Prize for public service for their collaborative investigation into sexual violence in Alaska.
The New York Times won three on Monday, including one for commentary that went to Nikole Hannah-Jones for her essay on The 1619 Project.
The Pulitzer Prizes, administered by Columbia University, are the most prestigious awards in American journalism. Every year, they honor reporting in newspapers, magazines and digital news outlets. This is the first year for the audio reporting category.
The Pulitzer Prize Board, made up of 19 members, originally intended to announce the winners on April 20. But the board postponed the event to give the judges more time to evaluate the finalists amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“More than ever, this moment highlights journalism’s mission to provide a vital public service. It also demonstrates literature and the arts’ ability to transport and uplift the human spirit during trying times. The Pulitzer Prizes will continue its more than century-long mandate to celebrate such excellence,” Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy said in a statement at the time.
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