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Here Are The Winners Of The 2017 Pulitzer Prizes For Journalism

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The 101th edition of the awards, announced at Columbia University in NY, came with the USA news media under asault from the White House for peddling "fake news" critical of the administration, and after the press took a bashing for failure to predict Trump's election.

Lynn Nottage won the drama award for "Sweat", a play which was described as "a nuanced yet powerful drama that reminds audiences of the stacked deck still facing workers searching for the American dream".

The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold won the Pulitzer for national reporting for his work on Trump's charitable donations.

Her stories also were finalists for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards and the American Society of News Editors Award.

Short summaries accompanied each winning entry.

He periodically posted updates to his Twitter account of the responses he had received from the charities Mr Trump had named, with only one charity out of 400 confirming they had received any money. But some of the other prizes recognized work that reckoned with the campaign and its aftermath.

In the music category, China-born composer Du Yun won the Pulitzer for Angel's Bone, an experimental opera that explores the psychology behind human trafficking.

The New York Times staff won the worldwide reporting prize for articles on Russian President Vladimir Putin's efforts to project Russia's power overseas, a particularly pertinent story given US intelligence conclusions that Putin's government actively tried to influence the USA election in Trump's favour. The series was called "Russia's Dark Arts". The Times' C.J. Chivers garnered the feature writing Pulitzer for chronicling a Marine's postwar descent into violence. The primary reporter, Sarah Ryley, and staffers thoroughly examined the abusive and illegal evictions of hundreds.

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His daughter spoke too, saying, "What the world needs is a strong, free and independent press - now and always".

Trump has called The Washington Post "phony" and "so false and angry", and said it publishes "inaccurate stories" and "dishonest reporting", among other insults.

"David never took things at face value".

Washington Post editor Martin Baron joked from the newsroom that "Dave also won by the popular vote", in a pointed reference to Mr Trump.

Pulitzer judges also highlighted local news outlets that produced exemplary coverage for readers.

Included among the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners, announced on April 10, are bold journalists.

Art Cullen, who owns the Storm Lake Times with his brother John, says his editorials were about government transparency.

Other domestic United States awards went to the East Bay Times of Oakland, California for breaking news, for covering a warehouse party fire that killed 36 people and exposing failures that might have prevented it.

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