The South Florida SunSentinel won the Pulitzer Prize for public support Monday because of its coverage of the shortcomings in security and school discipline which contributed to the carnage, and also the school massacre that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida.
Even the Associated Press won at the international reporting category for documenting the humanitarian horrors of Yemen’s civil war, ” The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal received awards for delving to President Donald Trump’s finances and breaking open up the hush-money scandals involving the then-candidate and two girls who said they had affairs .
The awards, U.S. journalism’s highest honor, represented a year when journalism increasingly came under assault.
Reuters won an international reporting award for work that price two of its own staffers their freedom shedding light to a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.
Kyaw Soe Oo and reporters Wa Lone are working out a seven-year sentence after being convicted of violating the nation’s Official Secrets Act. Their fans say both were styled in retaliation for their reporting.
The AP’s international reporting prize went into a team of journalists who spent a year documenting atrocities and struggling in Yemen, nearing its own four-year-old civil war’s human toll.
As a consequence of the job by author Maggie Michael, photographer Nariman El-Mofty and video journalist Maad al-Zikry, at least 80 prisoners were released from secret detention sites, along with the United Nations rushed food and medicine to areas where the AP revealed that people were hungry while corrupt officials diverted international food aid.
In the U.S., journalists have been contending with strikes on the media’s integrity from the president on down. Trump has branded coverage of his administration”fake news” and assailed the press since the”enemy of the people.”
Monday’s wins from the Times and The Wall Street Journal could provoke further ire in the president, that recently indicated the Times and The Washington Post ought to be stripped off of the Pulitzers that they won last season for coverage of Russian infantry from the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Attorney General William Barr declared last month that special counsel Robert Mueller evaluation found no evidence which his campaign or Trump colluded together with Moscow to sway the vote.
This season, the Times was known for setting out a president that has depicted himself as a guy has, in actuality, acquired around $400 million in family money and aided his family prevent countless millions of dollars in taxes.
Trump, who has broken presidential precedent by refusing to release his income tax returns, has called the Times introduce a false”hit piece.”
The Journal shown last year which fixer Michael Cohen and then-candidate Trump attorney had paid $130,000 from the run-up for his 2016 election.
Trump eventually confessed he reimbursed Cohen. Federal prosecutors have stated Trump led Cohen to create the payments quash a potential sex scandal. Trump has said that the payments were a personal matter irrelevant to his bid.
Trump has denied using affairs with woman.
The awards were established by newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer. The journalism prizes were awarded in 1917. Winners of this public service award get a gold trophy. Another awards take a prize of $15,000 each.