by Daniel Trotta
May 9 (Reuters) – The New York Times on Monday won three Pulitzer Prizes and five other finalists, while rival Washington Post picked up the Public Service Award and the Reuters agency won the Pulitzer in the category of photographic reporting.
Special mention was given to journalists covering the war in Ukraine, with the Pulitzer’s board also paying tribute to the 12 journalists killed since the start of the conflict.
Watched with particular attention, the Public Service Award went to The Washington Post for its coverage of the storming of the US Federal Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021.
A team of Reuters photographers – Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave and the late Danish Siddiqui, who was killed last July while reporting in Afghanistan – have been awarded in the photojournalism category for their work on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in India.
This is the 10th Pulitzer Prize won by Reuters, the seventh in five years.
By winning three additional prizes this year, the New York Times brought its total to 135 since the Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917.
The New York Times’ award-winning stories concern deadly American police traffic stops and American air force failures in the war in the Middle East. A prize was awarded to columnist Salamishah Tillet for her writing on racial issues in art and culture.
(Report Daniel Trotta, with Doina Chiacu; French version Jean Terzian)