NY Times wins 3 Pulitzers; St. Louis pa­per wins 1

The China Post - - ARTS - BY JEN­NIE MATTHEW

The New York Times on Mon­day won three pres­ti­gious Pulitzer Prizes and a St. Louis news­pa­per took the break­ing news photography award for its cov­er­age of the racial un­rest in Fer­gu­son, Mis­souri.

The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina won the cov­eted award for public ser­vice jour­nal­ism for an in­ves­tiga­tive se­ries on why South Carolina is among the dead­li­est states for women in the coun­try.

The New York Times staff shared the prize for in­ter­na­tional re­port­ing for its cov­er­age of the deadly Ebola epi­demic in West Africa, an­nounced the Pulitzer com­mit­tee at Columbia Uni­ver­sity in New York.

The pa­per’s Eric Lip­ton took the prize for in­ves­tiga­tive re­port­ing on the in­flu­ence of lob­by­ists.

A free­lance pho­tog­ra­pher for the Times, Daniel Berehulak, won the fea­ture photography award for what the com­mit­tee called his “grip­ping, coura­geous” Ebola cov­er­age.

Agence France-Presse’s Bulent Kilic was a fi­nal­ist in that cat­e­gory for his “com­pelling” images of Kurds flee­ing Is­lamic State at­tacks on towns along the Syria-Turkey bor­der.

The New York Times, the most prom­i­nent news­pa­per in the United States, was also a fi­nal­ist five times in four sep­a­rate cat­e­gories.

Photography staff at the St. Louis Post-Dis­patch won in the break­ing news cat­e­gory for its cov­er­age of the events in the wake of the fa­tal po­lice shoot­ing last Au­gust of an un­armed black man in Fer­gu­son.

The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown sparked na­tion­wide protests that are on­go­ing. U.S. po­lice stand ac­cused of us­ing ex­ces­sive force and dis­pro­por­tion­ately tar­get­ing young men who are black and Latino.

The Los An­ge­les Times won two prizes — for fea­ture writ­ing about the state’s drought, and for crit­i­cism to TV writer Mary McNa­mara, and was also a fi­nal­ist twice.

Two of Amer­ica’s other most pres­ti­gious news­pa­pers, The Wall Street Jour­nal and The Wash­ing­ton Post, also each won a prize.

The Jour­nal was co-win­ner in the in­ves­tiga­tive re­port­ing cat­e­gory for its “Medi­care Un­masked” project, and the Post’s Carol Leon­nig won for na­tional re­port­ing for her se­ries on the se­cu­rity lapses of the Se­cret Ser­vice.

The Reuters bureau chief in Iraq, Ned Parker, and his team were fi­nal­ists in the in­ter­na­tional re­port­ing cat­e­gory for their cov­er­age of dis­in­te­gra­tion in Iraq and the rise of the Is­lamic State group.

Do­err Takes Fic­tion Prize

The Pulitzer prizes — which were first awarded in 1917 — honor work pub­lished by U.S. news or­ga­ni­za­tions, or of Amer­i­can au­thors and com­posers.

The com­mit­tee said there were nearly 1,200 jour­nal­ism en­tries.

An­thony Do­err won the fic­tion prize for his novel “All the Light We Can­not See,” in­spired by the hor­rors of World War II.

The bi­og­ra­phy award went to David Kertzer for “The Pope and Mus­solini: The Se­cret His­tory of Pius XI and the Rise of Fas­cism in Europe.”

The play “Be­tween River­side and Crazy” by Stephen Adly Guir­gis, a dark com­edy about a re­tired po­lice of­fi­cer faced with evic­tion, won in the drama cat­e­gory.

Amer­i­can com­poser Ju­lia Wolfe won the mu­sic prize for “An­thracite Fields,” an or­a­to­rio for cho­rus and sex­tet evok­ing coal-min­ing life around the turn of the 20th cen­tury in Penn­syl­va­nia.

This un­dated im­age re­leased by Scrib­ner shows An­thony Do­err, au­thor of “All the Light We Can­not See.” The book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Mon­day, April 20 for fic­tion.

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