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US newspaper Capital Gazette wins Pulitzer Prize

IANS  |  Washington 

A US local newspaper has won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a mass shooting in its own newsroom.

But there was no celebration as in learned on Monday it had won the most prestigious prize in American journalism, the reported.

The staff quietly hugged in memory of five colleagues slain when a gunman burst into their office in June 2018.

Pulitzers also went to and for investigations of US

in Annapolis won a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage and courage in the face of one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in American history.

The Pulitzer board awarded the citation with a $100,000 grant to further the newspaper's journalism.

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

But the staff still managed to publish a newspaper on schedule the next day.

A man with a longstanding grudge against is charged with the attack. He pleaded not guilty last year.

Coverage of mass shootings netted Pulitzers for two other local newspapers.

received a breaking news award for its "immersive, compassionate" reporting of last October's attack at a synagogue that left 11 people dead.

And the Sun Sentinel won a Pulitzer for its reporting on the February 2018 mass shooting at that left 17 dead.

It received the public service award for "exposing failings by school and law enforcement officials before and after the deadly shooting rampage".

won a prize for explanatory reporting of Trump's finances and tax avoidance and another for editorial writing.

won the national reporting prize for uncovering the president's secret payoffs to two alleged former mistresses during his campaign.

also won two Pulitzers for photojournalism in and for criticism.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 07:28 IST
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