USA TODAY Network papers named as award finalists

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The Pulitzer Prize, administered by Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism,  is awarded in 15 journalism categories. with winners receiving $15,000 with the exception of the public service award, which comes with a gold medal.
  • The Indianapolis Star, also known as IndyStar, was nominated for a Pulitzer for its examination of Indiana’s red flag gun law.
  • The Palm Beach Post was nominated for the award for an investigation of air pollution during the Florida sugar cane harvest season.
  • The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was nominated for the public service Pulitzer for its reporting of electrical fires in rental properties.

For its coverage of the assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, The Washington Post was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service. The Miami Herald was awarded the Pulitzer for its breaking news reporting on the Surfside condo collapse and the New York Times took home the prize for both national and international reporting.

The results were live-streamed Monday from Columbia University. Winners from the 15 journalism categories are each awarded $15,000 with the exception of the public service award, which comes with a gold medal. The full list of winners and finalists is available here

Three USA TODAY Network papers – The Indianapolis Star, The Palm Beach Post and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – were named finalists for awards.

Tony Cook, Johnny Magdaleno and Michelle Pemberton of The Indianapolis Star were nominated for the local reporting Pulitzer Prize for their examination of the state’s red flag gun law. Lulu Ramadan of The Palm Beach Post, another Gannett paper, was also nominated for the award along with Ash Ngu, Maya Miller and Nadia Sussman of ProPublica for an investigation of air pollution during the sugar cane harvest season in Florida. Their work, which includes photography and videography from Thomas Cordy and Greg Lovett of The Palm Beach Post, has been recognized with a number of awards including a Sigma Award in the single project category, the McElheny Award for Local Science Reporting as well as a Best of Gannett award





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