On 9th May 2022, the winners of the 2022 Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism; Books, Drama and Music; and Special Citations were announced. Four Indians – Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave, and the late Danish Siddiqui of Reuters were awarded 2022 Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism under the Feature Photography category.
They were awarded for their images of the COVID-19 toll on India.
The Pulitzer Prize, administered by Columbia University in New York, United States of America(USA), is considered the most prestigious prize in US journalism which recognise the work in 15 journalism categories; seven arts categories and one special citation.
Prize: Only the winner in the Public Service category of the Journalism competition is awarded a gold medal other winners receive a USD 15,000 cash award and a certificate.
2022 Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism:
The Washington Post has won the 2022 Pulitzer prize in Journalism under the Public Service category for its account of the assault on Washington on 6th January 2021.
Winners of 2022 Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism:
|Public Service||The Washington Post|
|Breaking News Reporting||Staff of the Miami Herald|
|Investigative Reporting||Corey G. Johnson, Rebecca Woolington and Eli Murray of the Tampa Bay Times|
|Explanatory Reporting||Staff of Quanta Magazine, New York, N.Y., notably Natalie Wolchover|
|Local Reporting||Madison Hopkins of the Better Government Association and Cecilia Reyes of the Chicago Tribune|
|National Reporting||Staff of The New York Times|
|International Reporting||Staff of The New York Times|
|Feature Writing||Jennifer Senior of The Atlantic|
|Commentary||Melinda Henneberger of The Kansas City Star|
|Criticism||Salamishah Tillet, contributing critic at large, The New York Times|
|Editorial Writing||Lisa Falkenberg, Michael Lindenberger, Joe Holley and Luis Carrasco of the Houston Chronicle|
|Illustrated Reporting and Commentary||Fahmida Azim, Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams and Walt Hickey of Insider, New York, N.Y.|
|Breaking News Photography||Marcus Yam of the Los Angeles Times |
Win McNamee, Drew Angerer, Spencer Platt, Samuel Corum and Jon Cherry of Getty Images
|Feature Photography||Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave and the late Danish Siddiqui of Reuters|
|Audio Reporting||Staffs of Futuro Media, New York, N.Y. and PRX, Boston, Mass.|
2022 Pulitzer Prizes – Books, Drama & Music:
i.‘The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family’ by Joshua Cohen, a campus novel based on the story of the father of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Books, Drama and Music under the Fiction category.
ii.The late artist (Painter) Winfred Rembert was awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize under the Biography category for “Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South,” as told to Erin I. Kelly.
Winner of 2022 Pulitzer Prizes – Books, Drama & Music:
|Fiction||The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family, by Joshua Cohen (New York Review Books)|
|Drama||Fat Ham, by James Ijames|
|History||“Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America,” by Nicole Eustace (Liveright/Norton)|
Cuba: An American History, by Ada Ferrer (Scribner)
|Biography||Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South, by the late Winfred Rembert as told to Erin I. Kelly (Bloomsbury)|
|Poetry||frank: sonnets, by Diane Seuss (Graywolf Press)|
|General Nonfiction||Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City, by Andrea Elliott (Random House)|
|Music||Voiceless Mass, by Raven Chacon|
2022 Pulitzer Prizes – Special Citations:
i.The Journalists of Ukraine were recognized with a 2022 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for their courage, endurance, and commitment to truthful reporting during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
ii.The award recognised their effort to provide an accurate picture of the reality, honouring Ukraine and journalists around the world.
About Pulitzer Prizes:
i.The Pulitzer Prizes were established by Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian-American journalist and newspaper publisher, who left money to Columbia University upon his death in 1911.
ii.A portion of his inheritance was used to found the School of Journalism in 1912 and to establish the Pulitzer Prizes.
iii.The Pulitzer Prizes were first awarded in 1917.
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under the ‘Together for Peace’ (T4P) initiative.