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PULITZER PRIZES- 2021 | RAS EXAM

INTRODUCTION

The Pulitzer Prize is an award given to people with outstanding achievement in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature and music compositions by Columbia University in United States.

The award was initiated in 1917. It is named after Joseph Pulitzer who was a successful newspaper publisher and got administered by Columbia University.

It is an annual award given in 21 categories. The awardees receive a certificate along with US $15,000 as cash in twenty categories whereas winner in Public Service category is honored with a gold medal.

HISTORY

Joseph Pulitzer, a newspaper publisher offered his will of $250,000 to Columbia University to launch a journalism school and inaugurate the Pulitzer Prize. Initially, he categorized award into following:

  • Four awards in journalism
  • Four in letters and drama
  • One in education
  • Four traveling scholarships

He passed away on 29 October, 1911. The first award of Pulitzer was given on 4 June,1917.

 

2021- WINNERS LIST (MOST IMPORTANT)

 

 

CATEGORY LIST

 

     AWARD RECIEPNT      CONTRIBUTION
         PUBLIC SERVICE        NEW YORK TIMES JOURNALISM ON COVID-19 PANDEMIC
         FICTION        LOUISE EDRICH THE NIGHT WATCHMAN
         POETRY        NATALIE DIAZ  POSTCOLONIAL LOVE

POEM

         MUSIC        TANIA LEON  STRIDE
         DRAMA        KATORI HALL THE HOT WING KING
        HISTORY       MARCIA CHATELEIN FRANCHISE: THE GOLDEN ARCHES IN BLACK AMERICA
        INTERNATIONAL

REPORTING

   MEGHA RAJAGOPALAN,

ALISON KILLING &

CHRISTO BUSCHEK –                    THE

BUZZFEED NEWS

 REPORTING ON CHINA’S MUSLIM DETENTION CAMP
 

SPECIAL AWARD &

CITATION,2021

     DARNELLA FRAZIER  

COVERAGE ON GEORGE

FLOYD’S MURDER

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