NEW YORK Reuters and The New York Times shared the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for images of the migrant crisis in Europe and the Middle East and the Associated Press won the award for public service for a report on labor abuse in the seafood industry, the Pulitzer Board said on Monday.
The Los Angeles Times took the prize for breaking news reporting for its coverage of the San Bernardino massacre, while the Tampa Bay Times and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune shared the 2016 prize for investigative reporting. The two Florida newspapers won for collaborative reporting on violence and neglect in the state's mental hospitals.
The winners in all 21 Pulitzer categories - including awards for journalism, music, drama and letters - were announced at New York's Columbia University, which administers the awards, now in their 100th year. The Pulitzers began in 1917 after a bequest from newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.
The Reuters photo staff was named as co-winner for breaking news photography along with Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter of The New York Times.
Reuters had previously won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for international reporting in 2014 and one for breaking news photography in 2008.
Reuters correspondents Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall won in 2014 for their reporting on the violent persecution of a Muslim minority in Myanmar.
In 2008, Reuters photographer Adrees Latif won for his photograph of a Japanese videographer, sprawled on the pavement, who was fatally wounded during a street demonstration in Myanmar.
(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Howard Goller)
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First Published On : Apr 19, 2016 01:31 IST