New York Times bags 2 Pulitzers

Published on April 21, 2015 10:58:58 AM
The New York Times bagged two Pulitzer prizes on Monday. The Pulitzer board chose to give the awards to the newspaper for its "courageous and vivid journalism,” while covering the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 

Employees of the New York Times won the Pulitzer for international reporting and freelancer Daniel Berehulak bagged the award for feature photography. The board felt that NY Times’s coverage of the outbreak engaged the public and held the authorities accountable.

A small newspaper Charleston, from South Carolina, won the Pulitzer for Public Service for its series on domestic violence titled - "Till Death Do Us Part.” This was the first time in five years that such a small newspaper won a Pulitzer.

The Pulitzers are awarded in appreciation of extraordinary work in journalism, literature, drama and other areas in the US. These award bring with them a huge honour and recognition.