Aretha Franklin Posthumously Honored With Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prizes: Aretha Franklin, Trump Tax Cheating Story Honored

In the USA, journalists have been contending with attacks on the media's integrity from the president on down.

The man charged in the shooting had a longstanding grudge against the paper.

The late soul singer Aretha Franklin earned a special citation from the Pulitzer committee.

The Times won the prestigious journalism award for explanatory reporting for its probe of the Trump family's finances that "debunked his claims of self-made wealth and revealed a business empire riddled with tax dodges", the Pulitzer Prize Board announced during a ceremony at New York's Columbia University.

The Journal revealed past year that then-candidate Trump's personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen had paid $130,000 in the run-up to his 2016 election to silence porn star Stormy Daniels, who said she had an affair with Trump. Trump has denied having affairs with either woman. Trump has previously taken issue with the Pulitzer Prizes that were handed out in 2018 to stories that examined his campaign's ties to Russian Federation, claiming that Robert Mueller's "no collusion" findings meant that the reporters should return their honors.

In the aftermath of the series, the university's president resigned, and more than 650 women have sued USC, alleging the school failed to protect them from sexual abuse. Tyndall has denied the allegations.

The Washington Post also won two Pulitzers for photojournalism in Yemen and for criticism.

Aretha Franklin has been awarded a special citation honouring "her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades".

The Queen of Soul is now a Pulitzer Prize victor.

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Blight was honored in the history category for his new biography on Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became a prominent activist, author, and public speaker.

In addition, Jeffrey C. Stewart '74 M.A., '79 Ph.D. won this year's Pulitzer Prize in the biography category for "The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke".

The music award went to Ellen Reid for her operatic work 'p r i s m'. The poetry award was given to Forrest Gander's elegiac "Be With".

Employees John McNamara, Wendi Winters, Rebecca Smith, Gerald Fischman and Rob Hiaasen died in last summer's attack.

The Pulitzer Price for worldwide reporting went to Maggie Michael, Maad al-Zikry, and Nariman El-Mofty of the Associated Press for their coverage of the war in Yemen, and to Reuters journalists for stunning reports on the expulsion and murder of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The team won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in worldwide reporting for their work documenting torture, graft and starvation in Yemen's brutal civil war.

Reuters also won for global reporting for work that cost two of its staffers their liberty: shedding light on a brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims by security forces in Buddhist-majority Myanmar. Both are serving a seven-year sentence after being convicted of violating Myanmar's Secrets Act. Their supporters say the two were framed in retaliation for their reporting.

Jackie Sibblies Drury's play Fairview, which deals with white people's obsession with African American stereotypes, won the Pulitzer for drama. The board called it a "hard-hitting drama" that brought "audiences into the actors' community to face deep-seated prejudices". The show debuted at the Soho Rep, playing to sell-out crowds. Times music critic Mark Swed lauded it as "ineffably moving".

Reuters' South Korean photographer Kim Kyung-hoon won a Pulitzer Prize on Tuesday for his work on Central American migrants.

The contest was established by newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.

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