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Pulitzer 2023 Winners Cover the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Pulitzer 2023
The coverage of the Ukraine war that included images of Russia’s siege of Mariupol won two Pulitzer prizes for the Associated Press. Credit: Twitter/Videgrad24

Pulitzer 2023 winners include Associated Press, the New York Times and authors Barbara Kingsolver and Hernan Diaz.

The Associated Press won two Pulitzer prizes for journalism on Monday, in public service and breaking news photography, for coverage of the Ukraine war that included images of Russia’s siege of Mariupol.

The New York Times was also honored with an international reporting award for its coverage of Russian killings in the Ukrainian town of Bucha.

Additional Pulitzers were given for work surrounding the US supreme court’s decision overturning the Roe v Wade abortion standard, the government’s policy of child separation at the border and welfare spending in Mississippi.

The Pulitzer Prize is an award administered by Columbia University for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition within the United States.

It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher.

Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism for 2023

Public Service

“Awarded to Associated Press for the work of Mystyslav Chernov, Evgeniy Maloletka, Vasilisa Stepanenko and Lori Hinnant, courageous reporting from the besieged city of Mariupol that bore witness to the slaughter of civilians in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”

Breaking News Reporting

“Awarded to the Staff of the Los Angeles Times for revealing a secretly recorded conversation among city officials that included racist comments, followed by coverage of the rapidly resulting turmoil and in-depth reporting that delved further into the racial issues affecting local politics.”

Investigative Reporting

“Awarded to the Staff of The Wall Street Journal for sharp accountability reporting on financial conflicts of interest among officials at 50 federal agencies, revealing those who bought and sold stocks they regulated and other ethical violations by individuals charged with safeguarding the public’s interest.”

Explanatory Reporting

“Awarded to Caitlin Dickerson of The Atlantic for deeply reported and compelling accounting of the Trump administration policy that forcefully separated migrant children from their parents, resulting in abuses that have persisted under the current administration.”

Local Reporting

“Awarded to John Archibald, Ashley Remkus, Ramsey Archibald and Challen Stephens of, Birmingham, for a series exposing how the police force in the town of Brookside preyed on residents to inflate revenue, coverage that prompted the resignation of the police chief, four new laws and a state audit.”

“Awarded to Anna Wolfe of Mississippi Today, Ridgeland, Miss., for reporting that revealed how a former Mississippi governor used his office to steer millions of state welfare dollars to benefit his family and friends, including NFL quarterback Brett Favre.”

National Reporting

“Awarded to Caroline Kitchener of The Washington Post, for unflinching reporting that captured the complex consequences of life after Roe v. Wade, including the story of a Texas teenager who gave birth to twins after new restrictions denied her an abortion.”

International Reporting

“Awarded to the Staff of The New York Times, for their unflinching coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including an eight-month investigation into Ukrainian deaths in the town of Bucha and the Russian unit responsible for the killings.”

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