Pulitzer Prizes in journalism awarded to The New York Times, The Washington Post, AP and others

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times and The Washington Post were awarded three Pulitzer Prizes apiece on Monday for work in 2023 that dealt with everything from the war in Gaza to gun violence, and The Associated Press won in the feature photography category for coverage of global migration to the U.S.

Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel and its aftermath produced work that resulted in two Pulitzers and a special citation. The Times won for text coverage that the Pulitzer board described as “wide-ranging and revelatory,” while the Reuters news service won for its photography. The citation went to journalists and other writers covering the war in Gaza.

The prestigious public service award went to ProPublica for reporting that “pierced the thick wall of secrecy” around the U.S. Supreme Court to show how billionaires gave expensive gifts to justices and paid for luxury travel. Reporters Joshua Kaplan, Justin Elliott, Brett Murphy, Alex Mierjeski and Kirsten Berg were honored for their work.

The Pulitzers honored the best in journalism from 2023 in 15 categories, as well as eight arts categories focused on books, music and theater. The public service winner receives a gold medal. All other winners receive

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San Francisco journalist called out by Dave Chappelle as a PC ‘snitch’ speaks out: ‘I was that snitch’

Comedian Dave Chappelle slammed a local San Francisco-based journalist during a set for criticizing his previous jokes.

“I was that snitch,” SFGATE senior culture editor Dan Gentile wrote in a piece last week. Gentile claimed that he was in the audience when Chappelle had “stopped a joke short, pivoting to how hard it is to be a celebrity because there’s always one snitch in the room.” 

Gentile recalled how Chappelle opened his show “by talking about how he got in trouble with the ‘local news’ in 2023 for a joke about how San Francisco needed a Batman. The ‘local news’ was me.” 

Throughout the article the writer complained about Chappelle allegedly using slurs and politically incorrect jokes he deemed offensive in numerous ways, as well as the fact he was unable to record them, having to rely on “frantic under-the-table scribbling.” 

In 2023, Chappelle told a story about dining in San Francisco, where he saw a homeless person defecate in front of the restaurant just as he entered. The comedian argued at the time that San Francisco had devolved into a “half ‘Glee,’ half zombie movie” and argued that the entire city had become like the Tenderloin, a San Francisco

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Nicholas Kristof says press ‘shouldn’t be neutral’ with coverage of Trump’s threats to democracy

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Famed New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof on Tuesday will release his memoir, “Chasing Hope: A Reporter’s Life.” In the 432-page work, which I was provided an advanced copy of, Kristof vividly recounts some of the most pivotal experiences that have made up his decades as a reporter, foreign correspondent, bureau chief, and columnist for The Gray Lady.

The book, of course, arrives as the American press still wrestles with how to cover Donald Trump and the anti-democratic movement which he leads. Kristof, having spent years reporting on repressive governments across far-flung corners of the globe, is not shy about offering the lessons he has learned covering autocrats. The American press, he writes in clear-eyed terms, “shouldn’t be neutral about upholding democracy” and must not “dispassionately observe our way to authoritarianism.”

We spoke with Kristof over email for a Q&A about this and more. Our conversation is printed below in its unedited form.

The opening scene of your memoir takes place in the Congo in 1997. You write that you thought you might lose

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‘It Would Have Been Much easier To Look Away’: A Journalist’s Investigation Into Corruption in Maduro’s Venezuela

Off-digital camera, director Juan Ravell asks Venezuelan journalist Roberto Deniz, “Has this investigation been truly worth it?”

Deniz considers the query and then answers, “Professionally, I usually say it’s been worthy of it.”

“And individually?” Ravell asks.

“That response is a lot more intricate,” Deniz says, including, “… It would have been less difficult to glance away.”

That conversation is aspect of FRONTLINE’s new documentary, A Dangerous Assignment: Uncovering Corruption in Maduro’s Venezuela, designed in collaboration with the unbiased Venezuelan information site Armando.data. The 90-minute documentary, which premieres on streaming platforms and PBS stations May perhaps 14 (look at community listings), tells the tale of a corruption scandal spanning from Venezuela to Europe to the U.S. and what has transpired to the journalists who helped uncover the tale, which includes Deniz.

As Deniz recollects in the excerpt higher than, “I did not know who I was investigating. I did not fully grasp all the connections I would obtain or the sheer sizing of the operation.”

In the documentary, Deniz specifics how an Armando.info investigation into grievances of the very low good quality of meals dispersed by a Venezuelan governing administration system uncovered a relationship to Alex Saab, a

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Canadian Association of Journalists announces finalists for this year’s top investigative journalism awards competition

OTTAWA, ON, April 16, 2024 /CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to share the list of finalists for its 2023 awards competition.

The CAJ is Canada’s largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing members across the country. The CAJ’s primary roles are to provide high-quality professional development for its members and public-interest advocacy. (CNW Group/Canadian Association of Journalists)

The CAJ is Canada’s largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing members across the country. The CAJ’s primary roles are to provide high-quality professional development for its members and public-interest advocacy. (CNW Group/Canadian Association of Journalists)

Recipients in each category will be announced at the awards gala scheduled for June 1, 2024 at the Toronto Public Library’s Bram & Bluma Appel Salon.

The gala is the CAJ’s signature event that concludes the CAJ’s 2024 national conference: Journalism and How To Survive It.

“In a time when journalism is so frequently brought under assault by those who seek to undermine the public’s right to know, this year’s CAJ Awards finalists showcase the dynamic power of storytelling and the vital public service journalists serve in holding the powerful to account,” said Brent Jolly, president of the CAJ.

This year’s awards finalists qualify for special discounted rates for the conference and awards gala. All finalists will be contacted with how to obtain these discounts.

Tickets for this year’s gala are

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NPR journalist suspended after public criticism of broadcaster’s liberal slant | NPR

The Countrywide General public Radio personnel who not long ago published a scorching letter accusing the media corporation of a liberal slant has been suspended with no pay out for five times.

Uri Berliner, an NPR senior enterprise editor, was punished last Friday immediately after backlash from an report he wrote for the Free of charge Press, a web-site operated by the previous New York Occasions journalist Bari Weiss.

Berliner was formally suspended for not seeking prior acceptance for outside the house function with other information shops, a prerequisite for NPR’s journalists, the corporation claimed.

NPR also accused Berliner of releasing “proprietary information” about the network’s demographics in his now viral essay.

Berliner was advised he would be fired if he violated the coverage all over again, according to an formal rebuke that he supplied to NPR for its report on his suspension. Berliner explained to NPR that he did not program on attractive the suspension.

In the 9 April essay, Berliner argued that NPR experienced “lost America’s trust” due to the fact of its “absence of viewpoint diversity”.

“An open up-minded spirit no lengthier exists within NPR, and now, predictably, we don’t have an viewers that displays The

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