Sun Sentinel Wins Public-Service Pulitzer for Parkland Shooting Coverage

The Sun Sentinel won a prestigious Pulitzer Prize for public service for the newspaper’s report “exposing the failures of school and law enforcement officials” during the fatal Parkland school shooting last year, according to Poynter. The Pittsburg Post-Gazette won the award for breaking-news reporting for its coverage of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. The staff of the Capital Gazette, who experienced a workplace shooting in their newsroom, received a special citation for their reporting.

Other news outlets—like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times—were also recognized for their work on national stories. The Journal was awarded the national reporting Pulitzer for its work on Michael Cohen’s hush-money payments to a former Playboy model and adult-film actress, while the Times won the explanatory reporting Pulitzer for its reporting on Trump and his family’s tax schemes. The Los Angeles Times was also given the investigative reporting award for its work on uncovering abuse by University of Southern California gynecologist George Tyndall.