The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners include some pretty hefty periodicals and publications. The New York Times alone won three prizes.
The Post and Courier won the most coveted prize among the 2015 Pulitzers. It had done a good job of reporting domestic abuse and the resulting fatalities. The journalists of this newspaper were top notch indeed.
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Meanwhile, a series bearing the title “Till Death Do Us Part” managed to snatch the GOLD medal for doing its public duty. The last time such a high class award was won by the publication was almost a century ago. It’s almost a miracle that the minuscule newspaper got such a grand accolade.
As for the New York Times, its wonderful reporting in a realistic and heart-touching manner not to mention interesting articles especially on the Ebola virus in Africa won it much applause.
Some of its foreign tours for news coverage were downright hazardous yet the brave journalists and intrepid photographers made their way through thick and thin to get at the real facts. Eric Lipton’s investigations on behalf of the New York Times also snagged it an extra prize or two. The man had delved into the cutthroat lobbying by lawmakers and attorneys.
The Wall Street Journal had written a pretty good piece on the health care industry for which it also obtained a much-deserved medal. As for the LA Times, it snatched two Pulitzers, one on reporting the drought in California and the other for textual material on the boob tube and its cultural influence in this day and time.
Bloomberg News was included among the award winners for the very first time for its expatiations on tax evasion by MNCs. The head of the news agency said upon finding out that his firm would be getting a Pulitzer “It’s about time!”…The Seattle Times got one for its coverage of a landslide.
And as far as novels are concerned, Anthony Doerr’s “All The Light We Cannot See” was an epic tale of WWII lives in fragmentation. For nonfiction the prize went to a piece on extinction due to global warming.
The dramatic prize was easily won by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Finally, the graphic images of Black Americans protesting the killing of Michael Brown, a teen without any weapons, by a White police officer in Ferguson, won a prize. The men and women behind the lens of the cameras were none other than the brilliant and conscientious staff members of The St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Complete list of 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners is given below:
The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC
BREAKING NEWS REPORTING
The Seattle Times Staff
Two Prizes: - Eric Lipton of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal Staff
Zachary R. Mider of Bloomberg News
Rob Kuznia, Rebecca Kimitch and Frank Suraci of the Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA
Carol D. Leonnig of The Washington Post
The New York Times Staff
Diana Marcum of the Los Angeles Times
Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle
Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times
Kathleen Kingsbury of The Boston Globe
Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News
BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photography Staff
Daniel Berehulak , freelance photographer, The New York Times
Books, Drama and Music
"All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr (Scribner)
"Between Riverside and Crazy" by Stephen Adly Guirgis
"Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People " by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Hill and Wang)
"The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe" by David I. Kertzer (Random House)
"Digest" by Gregory Pardlo (Four Way Books)
"The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" by Elizabeth Kolbert (Henry Holt)
"Anthracite Fields" by Julia Wolfe (G. Schirmer, Inc.)
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