NEW YORK (AP) – The latest information on the Pulitzer Prizes 2021:
MINNEAPOLIS – The teenager whose video documenting the death of George Floyd sparked a worldwide movement against racial injustice has received a special Pulitzer Prize citation.
Darnella Frazier was cited “for bravely recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that sparked protests against police brutality around the world, highlighting the crucial role of citizens in journalists’ quest for truth and justice “.
Frazier was 17 when she recorded Floyd’s death in May 2020 at the hands of Minneapolis police.
NEW YORK – The Associated Press has won two Pulitzer Prizes for Photography for its coverage of protests against racial injustice in the United States and the toll of the coronavirus pandemic among the elderly in Spain.
AP’s chief photographer in Spain, Emilio Morenatti, won the award for feature photography for documenting the impact of COVID-19 on the elderly.
One of her winning images captured an older couple kissing and kissing through a sheet of plastic.
The work of 10 AP photographers won the News Award for covering the protests that rocked American cities after the May 2020 death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a police officer.
Photographers dodged rubber bullets and tear gas to capture close-up images of protesters with fists in the air and sometimes violent clashes with police.
Along with the victories, AP has now received 56 Pulitzer Prizes, including 34 for photography.
MINNEAPOLIS – The Star Tribune, in Minneapolis, won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for its coverage of May 25, 2020, the murder of George Floyd and the resulting civil unrest that ravaged the city.
Floyd, a black man, died while grounded by Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin.
The video of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds sparked protests, first in the Twin Cities and then nationwide.
Star Tribune reporters covered the rage in Minneapolis, where protesters torched buildings including a police station. Pulitzer’s board called the coverage “urgent, authoritative and nuanced.”
Chauvin was later convicted of murder.