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April 16, 2019 19:17
Wall Street Journal, New York Times Win Pulitzer Prizes for Probe on Trump

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The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times were awarded Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for their separate investigations of President Donald Trump and his family.

The prestigious journalism award was won by The Times for exploding Trump's claims of self-made wealth and revealing a business empire riddled with tax dodges. The paper further reported on the Trump family's finances.

The awards were announced by Pulitzer Prize Board during a ceremony at New York's Columbia University.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was honored in the breaking news category for its coverage of the October 2018 shooting at a synagogue in the city that left 11 people dead.

Also, the Capital Gazette in Maryland won a Pulitzer for its coverage of the massacre of five of its staff by a gunman. There was no celebration when they got to know about the new. The staff quietly hugged in memory of the five colleagues they lost in the shooting. Pulitzers were also given to the two Reuters journalists in Myanmar who were jailed for covering the Rohingya crisis. Reuters also won in the breaking news photography category for pictures of migrants traveling to the United States from Central America.

Hannah Dreier of ProPublica won the prize for feature writing for a series of stories about immigrants from El Salvador living on New York's Long Island caught up in a crackdown on MS-13 gang members.

In other categories, 'The Overstory' by Richard Powers won the Pulitzer for fiction and 'Fairview' by Jackie Sibblies Drury bagged the prize for drama.

The Pulitzer for history was awarded to David Blight for 'Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom' while the biography prize was bagged by Jeffrey Stewart for 'The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke'.

The poetry prize was won by Forrest Gander for 'Be With'. In general non-fiction, the prize went to Eliza Griswold for 'Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America'.

By Sowmya Sangam

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