Limerick journalist wins Pulitzer Prize with NY Times

Lawrence Kim
May 6, 2020

The times also won the worldwide reporting award for "enthralling stories, reported at great risk" about Russian President Vladimir Putin's government.

The team was acknowledged with an global reporting prize for its work, which included Mr Browne's documenting of a Russian bombing campaign in Syria.

The Pulitzer Prize Board at Columbia University earlier announced that the New York Times had emerged as the big victor in this year's competition with three wins, swelling the newspaper's total to 130 Pulitzers in more than a century since the award was first established.

Meanwhile, in a separate accusation, the editor of independent Russian investigative outlet Proekt said at least two of The New York Times' Pulitzer-winning investigations repeated its own previous reporting without citing it.

The New York Times' investigation on the subject was published six months later in November.

The legendary publication also won in the commentary category, for an essay by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones in the 1619 Project, a wide-ranging examination of slavery from the Americas founding to this day.

Another newspaper giant, The Washington Post, was honored for reporting on the environmental effects of extreme temperatures, in the category of explanatory reporting.

The AP's president and CEO Gary Pruitt said that this honour continues AP's great tradition of award-winning photography.

The Baltimore Sun took home the local reporting accolade for reporting on a financial relationship between the city's mayor and a public hospital system that her office oversaw.

Ben Taub of The New Yorker won the feature writing award for a story on a Guantanamo Bay guard's friendship with a captor who was tortured. "Rahul today congratulated those who got an award for considering Kashmir as a "Contested Territory"!"

There was also a posthumous special citation given to Ida B Wells for her "formidable and courageous reporting" on lynching.

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