Published: Wed, April 19, 2017
USA | By Angel Wallace

Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts set to be awarded

Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts set to be awarded

The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold has won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting, which included the revelation that Donald Trump had made false claims about his charitable fundraising as well as breaking the news of the tape in which the tycoon bragged about groping women.

Other winners included an worldwide consortium of more than 300 reporters on six continents that exposed the so-called Panama Papers detailing the hidden infrastructure and global scale of offshore tax havens used by the high and mighty.

From Japan, Kyodo News and The Asahi Shimbun took part in the ICIJ work from the beginning, while Japanese public broadcaster NHK joined it later.

The public service prize recognized the Daily News and ProPublica for exposing how the New York Police Department abused eviction rules.

Daniel Berehulak won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography.

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.

This was ProPublica's fourth Pulitzer, and its investigation into algorithms was a finalist for Explanatory Reporting.

While on the campaign trail seeking the Republican nomination, Trump said he had raised US$6 million (RM26 million) for veterans, but stopped distributing the money having given out just a little more than US$1 million.

The paper went on to win as a team in the global reporting category, while writer C.J. Chivers scooped one for feature writing.

The reporting drove New York City to re-examine the nuisance law and pass sweeping reforms, the New York Times reported.

The Storm Lake Times co-owner/editorialist, Art Cullen garnered the prize for his unyielding, expert, and engaging writing.

This undated photo shows one of the photos in the series that won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography by E. Jason Wambsgans, of the "Chicago Tribune".

For investigative reporting, Eric Eyre of the Charleston Gazette-Mail in Charleston, West Virginia, was awarded for exposing a local opioid crisis.

And on the local level, the Pulitzers honored the Salt Lake Tribune for its reporting on the mistreatment of sexual assault victims at Brigham Young University.

The "Breaking News Reporting" prize was ultimately won by the staff of the East Bay Times in Oakland, California, for their "relentless coverage" of a fire that killed 36 people at the Ghost Ship warehouse. Berehulak won the feature photography Pulitzer in 2015 for his work on the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

Jim Morin of the Miami Herald for editorial cartoons that delivered sharp perspectives through flawless artistry, biting prose and crisp wit.

Colson Whitehead won the fiction award for "The Underground Railroad" which the Pulitzer organization called "a smart melding of realism and allegory that combines the violence of slavery and the drama of escape in a myth that speaks to contemporary America".

Heather Ann Thompson won in the history category for History Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.

Arts prizes are awarded in seven categories, including fiction, drama and music.

Less than a week after Donald Trump Jr. named #PizzaGate conspiracy theorist and alt-right personality Mike Cernovich as a chief contender for the Pulitzer Prize, the prestigious journalism award instead went to several actual reporters whose work was fully deserving of the accolade.

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