NYT, WaPo, New Yorker, Liberal Media Dominates In 2024 Pulitzer Prize Journalism Awards

NYT, WaPo, New Yorker, Liberal Media Dominates In 2024 Pulitzer Prize Journalism Awards

FILE - A sign for The New York Times hangs above the entrance to its building, May 6, 2021, in New York. The New York Times is getting rid of its sports department and will instead rely on sports coverage from its website The Athletic going forward, according to a report on the media company's website. The move impacts more than 35 people in the sports department. The report on Monday, July 10, 2023 said that journalists on the sports desk will move to other roles in The New York Times newsroom and that there were no planned layoffs. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

The 2024 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday, with two awards and a special citation going to outlets and journalists for their coverage of the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.

This year’s prizes reaffirmed the risks journalists take to uncover the truth in areas of conflict and distress.

  • The award for commentary coverage, for example, went to Vladimir Kara-Murza, a contributor for The Washington Post, for columns he authored “at great personal risk from his prison cell” in Russia, warning of the consequences of dissent in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

While a few local and regional outlets took home prizes, this year’s award winners were dominated by national outlets.

  • The Washington Post and The New York Times won three awards each — the most of any outlet — followed by the Invisible Institute, a Chicago-based independent journalism nonprofit, and Reuters, with two each.

Local California outlets earned three prizes, with the Los Angeles Times, USG Audio California and Lookout Santa Cruz winning one award each.

Several of the prizes were awarded to journalists and outlets whose work shed light on the failures of the U.S. government and its leaders.

Hannah Dreier of The New York Times won the Pulitzer for Investigative Reporting for a series exposing corporate and governmental failures that perpetuate around migrant child labor.

Read the full story from Axios.