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Two Yale faculty members, alumnus honored with 2019 Pulitzer Prizes

Two Yale faculty members, alumnus honored with 2019 Pulitzer Prizes

"She's continued to receive multiple awards - she's received nearly every award imaginable and now to get the Pulitzer Prize, it's just unbelievable", Ms Owens said in an interview with The Associated Press.

The Capital Gazette was given a special citation for its coverage and courage in the face of a massacre in its own newsroom.

A rare, posthumous citation was made to Aretha Franklin "for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades".

The man charged in the shooting had a longstanding grudge against the paper.

Coverage of Trump's secret hush money payments to two women during his 2016 presidential campaign who claimed to have had affairs with him earned the Journal a national reporting nod.

The Pulitzers, U.S. journalism's highest honor, reflected a year when journalism increasingly came under attack in other ways.

The Pulitzer for investigative reporting was awarded to three Los Angeles Times reporters for their coverage of George Tyndall, a gynecologist accused of abusing hundreds of students at the University of Southern California.

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Meanwhile, reporters from the Associated Press and Wall Street Journal were honored in the global reporting sections for their coverage of a war in Yemen and a murder in Myanmar, respectively. Congratulations to Aretha Franklin.

She becomes the 12th musician, and first female performer, to be given the citation - joining the likes of Bob Dylan, Scott Joplin and John Coltrane. Trump has previously taken issue with the Pulitzer Prizes that were handed out in 2018 to stories that examined his campaign's ties to Russian Federation, claiming that Robert Mueller's "no collusion" findings meant that the reporters should return their honors.

Richard Powers' novel The Overstory won the fiction prize while David Blight's biography of Frederick Douglass won for the best work of history.

Reuters won an global reporting award for work that cost two of its staffers their liberty: shedding light on a brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims by security forces in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

The biography award went to Jeffrey Stewart's The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, and Eliza Griswold's Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America won the award in the general non-fiction category.

Also, composer, Ellen Reid was also awarded this year's Pulitzer music award for her opera "Prism, " which premiered at the Los Angeles Opera last fall.

Drury's "Fairview" brings the story of African-Americans into the present, skewering white people's obsession with black stereotypes. The show debuted at the Soho Rep, playing to sell-out crowds. The Pulitzers, the most prestigious prizes in American journalism, have been awarded since 1917.