On Friday, several NewsGuild-CWA members either won or were finalists of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize Awards.
On behalf of more than 25,000 members of The NewsGuild-CWA, we extend heartfelt congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize Awards. We are especially proud of NewsGuild members who were recognized for exceptional journalism.
Journalists are on the front lines in defense of democracy. They run to the story, even at great risk to their own safety. And lately, running to the story has too often led to arrest, rough treatment by law enforcement officials and government overreach into their phone records and emails.
Being a journalist also frequently means living on low wages and the constant threat of layoffs, a lack of resources that makes it difficult to tell the stories of our communities and hold the powerful to account. These conditions mean we have to support each other and fight to save our industry. That fight grows as a record number of journalists continue to unionize every year.
The Pulitzers remind us of the importance of a strong, free and independent press.
Staff of Minneapolis Star Tribune, Breaking News Reporting
Ed Yong, The Atlantic, Explanatory Reporting
Staff of The New York Times, Public Service
Photography Staff, Associated Press, Breaking News Photography – Julio Cortez, Alex Brandon, John Minchillo, Frank Franklin II and Evan James Vucci
Robert Greene, Los Angeles Times, Editorial Writing
Wesley Morris, New York Times, Criticism
Staff of IndyStar (along with others), National Reporting
Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley, Andrea Januta, Jaimi Dowdell and Jackie Botts, Reuters, Explanatory Reporting
Matt Rocheleau, Vernal Coleman, Laura Crimaldi, Evan Allen and Brendan McCarthy, The Boston Globe, Investigative Reporting
Jack Dolan and Brittny Mejia, the Los Angeles Times, Local Reporting
Staff of The New York Times, National Reporting
Staff of The Wall Street Journal, National Reporting
Buzzfeed News and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, International Reporting
Staff of The New York Times, International Reporting
Staff of The Wall Street Journal, International Reporting
Greg Jaffe, The Washington Post, Feature Writing
Craig Jenkins, New York magazine, Criticism
Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, Criticism