Latest Pulitzer Prize Awards News

Yale historian wins Parkman Prize for Frederick Douglass bio

May. 6, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yale University historian David W. Blight, author of a celebrated biography of Frederick Douglass, can hardly keep up with all the honors. In the past three months, Blight's "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" has won the Pulitzer Prize for history and the Lincoln Prize for an...

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

Apr. 23, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with their colleagues the...

Myanmar Supreme Court to rule on appeal of Reuters reporters

Apr. 22, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court is to rule Tuesday on the appeal of two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and their colleagues were awarded the Pulitzer Prize...

Today in History

Apr. 16, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2019. There are 259 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 16, 2007, in one of America's worst school attacks, a college senior killed 32 people on the campus of Virginia Tech before taking his own life. On this date: In 1789,...

2019 winners and finalists in journalism and arts

Apr. 15, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists: JOURNALISM Public Service South Florida Sun Sentinel for examining mistakes by school and law enforcement officials before and after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida. Nominated as finalists:...

AP journalists win Pulitzer for coverage of Yemen civil war

Apr. 15, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A team of three Associated Press journalists won a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting Monday for their work documenting torture, graft and starvation in Yemen's brutal civil war. Reporter Maggie Michael, photographer Nariman El-Mofty and video journalist Maad al-Zikry spent a year...

Attacked newsroom: Pulitzer commemorated with somber silence

Apr. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Capital Gazette staff members stayed silent and somberly exchanged hugs Monday when the Maryland newspaper won a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage and courage in the face of a massacre in its newsroom. Before the announcement, newspaper employees gathered in their...

The Latest: Reuters: We'll celebrate when reporters are free

Apr. 15, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 7 p.m. Reuters' leaders say they're proud that the news service won Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting and breaking news photography, but they're dismayed that two reporters are in prison for their award-winning work. Thomson...

Pulitzers honor coverage of 3 US mass shootings in 2018

Apr. 15, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday and were recognized along with the Capital Gazette of Maryland for their coverage of the horrifying mass shootings in 2018 at a high school, a synagogue and a newsroom itself. The Associated Press...

David Brion Davis, scholar of slavery, dead at 92

Apr. 15, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Brion Davis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who documented the centrality of slavery in Western culture through a landmark trilogy that made him among the world's most respected and influential scholars, has died. Davis, a professor emeritus at Yale University, died Sunday at age...