At 3 pm on April 15th, US Eastern Time, the 103rd Pulitzer Prize in 2019 was announced at Columbia University.
The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 according to the wishes of the American newspaper giant Joseph Pulitzer. It is awarded once a year and is divided into news awards and art awards. The results of the selection are generally announced in April each year. The Pulitzer Prize for Journalism is the highest honor in the US press.
This year’s Pulitzer Prize awarded the Public Service Award to the South Florida Sun Sentinel for its report on the shooting of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.; The winner of the report award was the Pittsburgh Post, which confirmed its report on the shooting of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue; the investigative report award was awarded to the Los Angeles Times for more than 20 years of gynaecologists at the University of Southern California. The report of the young women; the winner of the Interpretive Report Award is the three reporters of The New York Times, who have strongly exposed the financial situation of Donald Trump.
Although the Pulitzer Prize is known as the “Nobel Prize in the press,” it also pays attention to literary and artistic creations. These award-winning works also pay attention to American social issues.
“The up-and-coming reporters remind us that the media is firmly committed to witnessing,” Dana Canedy said as he read the opening remarks and the list of winners. “The press will continue to exist, as the founders know, no news, There is no democracy. In their spirit, this year’s winners once again reflect the highest principles and unwavering ideals of this noble profession.”
News is a writing, but it is not the same as real literary writing. The latter can not care about the reader at all, but for news writers, the absence of a public reader means absolute failure. They want to choose between factual reports and personal opinions, and want to pass on more of the reality that deserves attention to the readers – not with the shocking title, but with the shocking truth. To this end, journalists are willing to take risks and capture reality in an extremely dangerous environment, writing what the public wants to know.