New York Times best-selling author, journalist and activist is the recipient of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism and an award from the Council of Writers and Journalists (CWWJ).
By Laura MecklerThe following article was originally published on Vice News.
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In a press release, the editors thanked the following three writers for their “passion and dedication to journalism, their commitment to public service and their tireless commitment to the public’s most vulnerable.”
The winners of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Outstanding Nonfiction will be announced March 22.
The 2017 award also honors a new journalism student, Sarah L. Darragh, who has become a champion of journalism in her community and on her campus.
Darcagh, a student at the University of Chicago and a member of the Tribune Editorial Board, was honored with the 2017 Hugo, the most prestigious journalism award in the world.
In a news release, she said: “For years, I’ve worked to build a strong journalism education at my school, and the Pulitzer for Outstand is a testament to my lifelong dedication to the art and process of journalism.
It’s a powerful recognition of the many ways that journalism can serve the people of Chicago.”
In addition to Darcaggh, the other three winners in 2017 are:Anastasia Semenova, a New York-based journalist and professor at Columbia University; Andrew W. Krayner, a Chicago-based freelance journalist and author of The Big Short; and James Risen, a reporter at the New York Post.
“The Pulitzer Prize is a significant achievement for the journalism profession and for its students,” said Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and award-winning journalist James Thurber.
“The recognition of these three winners is an indication that the American press has done its part in improving its record in this regard.
I look forward to seeing the nominations and the winners announced in coming weeks.”Read more