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Pulitzer Prize Winners

The 2023 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced yesterday, with the Gold Medal for Public Service awarded to The Associated Press for its coverage of the war in Ukraine.

The Los Angeles Times (Breaking News, paywall) was awarded for revealing a secretly recorded conversation among city officials that included racist comments, and the Wall Street Journal (Investigative Reporting) for revealing financial conflicts of interest among officials at 50 federal agencies. The Local Reporting award went to Mississippi Today for examining a former governor’s misuse of state welfare funds and to for exposing how an Alabama police force preyed on residents to inflate revenue.

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was awarded to “Demon Copperhead” by Barbara Kingsolver and “Trust” by Hernan Diaz, while Nonfiction went to "His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice" by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa.

The Pulitzer Prize is one of the highest distinctions in the US for journalism, literature, and music. Awardees take home $15K and a certificate, while the Public Service winner receives a gold medal. See the full list of winners here.

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