Pulitzer Prizes to Be Introduced After Delay Attributable to Virus | Leisure Information

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the humanities shall be introduced Friday, recognizing the most effective work in a 12 months by which individuals remoted themselves due to a lethal pandemic and took to the streets over racial injustice.

There have been few years in journalism like 2020, when almost every thing that occurred was touched by COVID-19.

The announcement of the prizes itself was initially scheduled for April 19 however the Pulitzer Prize Board postponed it till June to provide its 18 members an opportunity to debate the entries in individual, as a substitute of remotely.

Winners shall be introduced throughout a livestream that begins at 1 p.m.

That is the second such ceremony to be pushed again amid the pandemic. Final 12 months’s announcement was pushed again two weeks to provide board members busy protecting the pandemic extra time to judge the finalists.

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The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism have been first awarded in 1917 and are thought of the sector’s most prestigious honor in the US.

The awards luncheon historically held at Columbia College in May additionally is postponed.

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