Pulitzer Prize for New York Times and Wall Street Journal
The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal were awarded Pulitzer Prizes for their separate investigations of President Donald Trump and his family.
The Times won the prestigious journalism award for a probe of the Trump family’s finances that debunked his claims of self-made wealth and revealed a business empire riddled with tax dodges.
The Associated Press won a Pulitzer for international reporting for its coverage of the war in Yemen. Reuters was honoured for international reporting for its coverage of atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
♦ Awarded for: Excellence in newspaper journalism, literary achievements, musical composition
♦ Country: United States
♦ Presented by: Columbia University
♦ First awarded: 1917
♦ The Prize was instituted by provisions in the will of American (Hungarian-born) Joseph Pulitzer who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher. Currently, it is administered by Columbia University in New York City
♦ Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. In twenty of the categories, each winner receives a certificate and a US$15,000 cash award (raised from $10,000 in 2017)
♦ The winner in the public service category of the journalism competition is awarded a gold medal