The 2021 Pulitzer Prizes have been announced, with several notable awards recognizing coverage of the pandemic and racial justice uprisings. Minneapolis’ Star Tribune won the Breaking News Reporting category for its “urgent, authoritative, and nuanced coverage” of George Floyd’s killing and its reverberations.
The Marshall Project, which won an Izzy Award in 2020, was recognized alongside AL.com, IndyStar, and the Invisible Institute, for National Reporting on a year-long investigation into the damage police dogs inflict on Americans.
In Explanatory Reporting, journalists at Reuters were awarded for “exhaustive examination” of how “qualified immunity” protects police from facing prosecution for excessive force; and Ed Yong at the Atlantic was recognized for “a series of lucid, definitive pieces on the COVID-19 pandemic that … provided clear and accessible context for the scientific and human challenges it posed.”
Other winners included The New York Times, Buzzfeed News, and the Associated Press. Read the full list of Pulitzer Prize winners here.