Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced.
April 14, 2014 12:42 PM Subscribe
The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service
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for their reporting on the widespread domestic spying by the US National Security Agency.
A full list of the mentioned articles can be found here for the Washington Post
, and here
for the Guardian.
Edward Snowden, who supplied the journalists with the leaked information, today said
: "Today's decision is a vindication for everyone who believes that the public has a role in government. We owe it to the efforts of the brave reporters and their colleagues who kept working in the face of extraordinary intimidation, including the forced destruction of journalistic materials, the inappropriate use of terrorism laws, and so many other means of pressure to get them to stop what the world now recognises was work of vital public importance."
Reporting and reactions:
: Pulitzer Prizes Are Out: 'Washington Post,' 'The Guardian' Win For NSA Stories
: "A team of 28 Post journalists, led by reporter Barton Gellman, shared the public-service award with the British-based Guardian newspaper, which also reported extensively about the NSA’s secret programs. Both Gellman and Glenn Greenwald, then the Guardian’s lead reporter on the NSA pieces, based their articles on classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the former government contractor who has fled to exile in Russia, lending a controversial edge to this year’s awards."
The Guardian itself has an outline of how
the two newspapers won journalism's top prize.