What Happened?

  • The New York Times and The Washington Post each won three Pulitzer Prizes in 2023 for coverage of topics like the war in Gaza and gun violence.

  • Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes – one for breaking news photography of the Israel-Gaza conflict, and another for national reporting on Elon Musk’s companies.

  • The Associated Press won for feature photography on global migration to the US.

  • ProPublica won the public service award for stories on undisclosed Supreme Court gifts.

  • The Pulitzer Prizes are the highest honors in American journalism, first awarded in 1917.

What is Arab media saying:

  • Reuters photographers risked safety to capture raw Gaza war images, including a Palestinian woman cradling her dead 5-year-old niece. (Al-Quds)

  • Reuters shared a national journalism Pulitzer with The Washington Post for reporting on the AR-15 rifle’s role in US gun violence. (Al-Quds)

  • The Pulitzer board praised The New York Times’ Israel-Gaza coverage. (Arab News, Al-Quds)

What is International media saying:

  • Vladimir Kara-Murza, a Russian opposition figure, won a Pulitzer for Washington Post columns written from prison where he is serving 25 years on charges like treason. (RBC, Gazeta, CNN)

  • The Pulitzers opened eligibility to broadcast/digital outlets and are run by Columbia Journalism School. (The Washington Times, The Independent)

  • Russian journalist Nadezhda Kevorkova was detained for allegedly justifying terrorism. (Fox News)

  • American Evan Gershkovich awaits trial in Russia on espionage charges he denies. (Fox News, Süddeutsche Zeitung)

  • The Pulitzer board issued a special Gaza citation and honored late critic Greg Tate. (The Washington Times, The Independent)

  • Books by authors like Jayne Anne Phillips, Jonathan Eig, Ilyon Woo won Pulitzers. (The New York Times, CBS News)

What is Israeli media saying:

  • Nathan Thrall won for a book critical of Israel’s occupation in the West Bank. (Times of Israel, Mako)

  • Ronen Bergman, An Israeli journalist from Yediot Ahronot and The New York Times won a Pulitzer for Gaza war coverage. (Ynet, Times of Israel, Mako)

  • The Pulitzer committee recognized journalists covering the Gaza conflict, noting casualties. (Times of Israel, Mako)

  • Reuters won for breaking news photos of Hamas attacks in Israel, denying advance knowledge claims. (Times of Israel, Mako)