Megha Rajagopalan partnered with two contributors, Alison Killing and Christo Buschek, for the report. The 2021 Pulitzer Prize win is the first for BuzzFeed.
In a year dominated by COVID-19 and furious debate over race and policing, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis won the breaking news reporting prize for its coverage of George Floyd’s murder and its aftermath, while Darnella Frazier — the teenager who recorded the killing on a cellphone — received a special citation.
They also acted as a 'global spymaster' of sorts by funding informants for poaching activity.
British diver who helped with Thai cave rescue sues Tesla CEO Elon Musk for accusing him of being a paedophile
Musk called Unsworth a "pedo" in a tweet to his 22.5 million followers after Unsworth criticized Musk in a 13 July television interview with CNN about the rescue. Musk and engineers from his rocket company, SpaceX, built a small submarine and shipped it to Thailand to help with the rescue. The device wasn't used and in the interview, Unsworth called it a "PR stunt" and said it wouldn't have worked to free the boys who were trapped in the flooded cave.
Indian-American Buzzfeed News journalist Megha Rajagopalan denied Chinese visa; scribes pledge support
Megha Rajagopalan on Wednesday said in a tweet that China's foreign ministry declined to issue her a new visa in May.
BuzzFeed’s news site, BuzzFeedNews has reportedly been breached by hacker group OurMine.