The Pulitzer Prize Board honored the Maryland paper “for demonstrating unflagging commitment to overlaying the news and serving their community at a time of unspeakable ache.”
5 staffers had been killed within the taking pictures. The incident is the largest killing of journalists in U.S. historical previous.
“That every of our teams might presumably elevate such accurate, compelling, heartbreaking journalism whereas their very have hearts had been breaking demands our dread,” Tim Knight, CEO of Tribune Publishing, which owns the Capital Gazette, acknowledged.
The five victims of the taking pictures had been Wendi Winters, 65, Robert Hiaasen, fifty 9, Gerald Fischman, sixty one, John McNamara, fifty six, and Rebecca Smith, 34.
The citation comes with a $100,000 prize designated “to additional the newspaper’s journalistic mission.”
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan congratulated the paper, noting that the journalists who died “will by no map be forgotten.”