The Guardian bag Pulitzer for Snowden coverage
The Washington Post and the British based The Guardian newspaper shared a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for public service for coverage of National Security Agency surveillance programmes, based on documents from US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. The Guardian aggressive reporting helped spark a debate about the relationship between the government and the public over issues of secu marc jacobs rity and privacy, the committee said.
The coverage, which sparked debates in the United States over the balance between national security and citizens privacy, was led by for the Guardian by Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and filmmaker Laura Poitras, while Barton Gellman reported for marc jacobs the Was marc jacobs hington Post.
All four journalists received the George Polk Journalism Award last week for their NSA coverage.
The disclosure of NSA surveillance prompted the UN Security Council to pass an anti spying resolution. President Barack Obama ordered a review of data collection, and a number of congressional reform bills have been introduced.
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger said he was honoured by the prize: was a complex story, written, edited and produced by a team of wonderful journalists. are particularly grateful for our colleagues across the world who supported the Guardian in circumstances which threatened to stifle our reporting, Rusbridger said, adding that the two newspapers shared the honour with Snowden.
The winners for public service award receive a gold medal.
The Pulitzer committee awarded 12 other categories in journalism, as well as in drama, fiction, music, history and poetry. The other awards carry $10,000 prizes.
The Boston Globe staff won a Pulitzer in breaking news reporting for its and empathetic coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings a year ago. Josh Haner of The New York Times received a Pulitzer in feature photography for his essay about a Boston bombing victim who is rebuilding his life after losing both legs.
The international reporting prize was awarded to Jason Szep and Andrew Marshall of Reuters for their reports on the violent persecution of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar that, in efforts to flee the country, often falls victim to predatory human tr marc jacobs afficking networks. Donna Tartt received the Pulitzer for fiction for her book The Goldfinch, which was among the most popular novels of the past year.
The committee described her novel as book that stimulates the mind and touches the heart. American colonial historian Alan Taylor won his second Pulitzer for The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia.
No Pulitzer was awarded in the feature writing category. The award is named after journalist and publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who helped establish the Columbia Journalism School.