24 de abril de 2019
English - News

Reporting on Trump, US shootings recognized for Pulitzers

By Helen Cook.

By Helen Cook.

New York, Apr 15 (efe-epa).- Reporting on President Donald Trump's finances and the scandals involving hush money payments to two women claiming to have had affairs with him won two major US newspapers Pulitzer Prizes on Monday.

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal were presented with the prestigious awards in recognition of their in-depth reporting on the mogul's financial and personal activities during and after the 2016 presidential campaign.

In addition, Pulitzers were presented to the South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - along with the Capital Gazette of Maryland - for their coverage of mass shootings in 2018 at a synagogue, high school and in a newsroom.

The Sun Sentinel received one of the Pulitzer public service awards for its coverage of the February 2018 killings of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and for delving into and making public the gaps in school security that enabled the shooter to carry out the massacre.

Pulitzer administrator Dana Canedy in announcing the awards made special mention of the Parkland school's Eagle Eye student newspaper, which did not receive a prize but was lauded for its publication of obituaries of the 17 victims.

The Pittsburgh paper received its Pulitzer in the breaking news category for reporting on the October 2018 synagogue massacre in that city in which 11 people died.

Awarded by Columbia University in New York, 14 Pulitzers were presented in journalistic categories and another seven were awarded in the literature and music spheres.

The Capital Gazette was presented with a special citation for its continued coverage and courage after a June 2018 mass shooting in its own newsroom and the Pulitzer board also gave the paper an unusual $100,000 grant to further its journalism.

The Maryland paper's editor, Rick Hutzell, said that "Clearly, there were a lot of mixed feelings. No one wants to win an award for something that kills five of your friends."

The man who staged one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in US history had held a longstanding grudge against the newspaper.

Reuters was presented with a Pulitzer for international reporting for covering the brutal repression on Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar security forces, and the wire service also won the breaking news photography award for its images of Central American migrants making their way north towards the US border hoping to receive asylum.

Canedy also paid tribute to Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul, emphasizing that a total of 63 reporters lost their lives in 2018, according to Reporters Without Borders.

Reporters David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner with The New York Times were honored for their exhaustive 18-month investigation into Trump's finances that overturned the president's much-repeated fiction that he made all of his massive wealth himself and also revealed that his business empire has apparently engaged in tax evasion.

The Wall Street Journal was awarded for uncovering the secret payments by Trump during his 2016 election campaign to two women claiming he had extramarital affairs with them, as well as highlighting the activities of other people who mediated the hush money payments, reporting which led to the opening of a judicial investigation.

That reporting was conducted by Michael Siconolfi, Ashby Jones and Jennifer Forsyth.

In other categories, the Associated Press was honored in the international news category for its coverage of the war in Yemen by reporters Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry and Nariman El-Mofty.

Outside the journalism realm, the legendary Aretha Franklin, known as the "Queen of Soul" was honored with a special Pulitzer for her contribution to the world of music and the arts.

The singer of "Respect" thus became the first women to receive a special mention since the category was created in 1930.

The Pulitzer Prizes were established by newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer in 1917 with recipients of the public service recognition being presented with a gold medal and the other awards carrying a cash prize of $15,000 each.


Histórico de noticias
Venezuela asks Interpol to arrest 3 for attack on electricity grid

Caracas, Apr 23 (efe-epa).- The government of Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday asked Interpol to capture three Venezuelan citizens it says are in the United...

President: Mexico stopping migrants for their own safety

Mexico City, Apr 23 (efe-epa).- President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador acknowledged Tuesday that the Mexican government is blocking Central American caravans...

Shantytowns mushroom in Mexican border metropolis

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Apr 23 (epa-efe).- A stairway of tires leads to a pair of small, improvised houses made from wood, cardboard and plastics: a common...

Supreme Court analyzing Census citizenship question

Laura Barros

Maracaibo, Venezuela's 2nd largest city, feels the heat of the blackouts

By Hector Pereira

Sao Paulo Fashion Week opens with styles inspired by Miami Beach

By Laura Lopez

Mayor kidnapped and murdered in southwestern Mexico

Morelia, Mexico, Apr 23 (efe-epa).- The mayor of Nahuatzen, a city in the southwestern Mexican state of Michoacan, was kidnapped and murdered by gunmen on...

Google completes undersea cable linking Chile to California

Valparaiso, Chile, Apr 23 (efe-epa).- The last link of Google's Curie undersea cable, connecting California to Chile, was installed Tuesday in this Pacific...

Public archaeology in El Salvador essential for protecting heritage

Sara Acosta

Fuel theft crisis is over, Mexican president says

Mexico City, Apr 23 (efe-epa).- President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday that the crisis over fuel theft from pipelines belonging to state-owned...

Talent Land starts in Mexico to promote innovation among young people and children

Guadalajara, Mexico, Apr 23 (EFE).- Talent Land, a gathering aimed at inspiring innovation and entrepreneurship among young people, is being held this week...

Bus crash in Bolivia leaves 25 dead

La Paz, Apr 22 (efe-epa).- A bus ran off the road and plunged 350 meters (about 1,150 ft.) to the bottom of a ravine near the Bolivian capital, resulting in...

Colombians resume search for missing after mudslide

Rosas, Colombia, Apr 22 (efe-epa).- Colombian authorities on Monday resumed their search for more than a dozen people listed as missing after a mudslide...

Trumps host 30,000 at White House for Easter egg hunt

By Javier Romualdo

Peruvian minister: No police negligence or abuse in Garcia case

Lima, Apr 22 (efe-epa).- Peruvian Interior Minister Carlos Moran on Monday rejected questions about the way in which police tried to arrest late President...

California residents battle pollution on Ormond Beach

By Ivan Mejia

Micro-brewery draws on tradition of Uruguay's beer mecca

Paysandu, Uruguay, Apr 22 (epa-efe).- Micro-brewery Bimba Brüder, a venture that started with two brothers and their cousin brewing beer at home, achieved...

Paqueta Island, the antidote to Rio de Janeiro's craziness

Sandra Carnota Mallon

Mexico's president vows to reduce violence as murder rate soars

By Eduard Ribas i Admetlla

Research reveals that some hydrocarbons have mineral origin

Washington, Apr 22 (efe-epa).- An international group of scientists at the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) announced on Monday that part of the Earth's...

Mexican circus adjusts to life without animal acts

By Martha Lopez

Quirky Uruguayan museum showcases the history of industrial food production

Fray Bentos, Uruguay, Apr 22 (epa-efe).- Although the machinery at the former Frigorifico Anglo site, a Uruguayan historic heritage monument, have not...

At least 19 people die in landslide as heavy rains pound Colombia

Bogota, Apr 21 (EFE).- At least 19 people have died after a landslide on Sunday wiped out several homes in southwestern Colombia following heavy rains that...

Popular Uruguayan hot springs discovered while searching for oil

By Raul Martinez and Sarah Yañez-Richards