Celebrating their centenary year, the prestigious Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded for 2016, applauding excellence in US journalism and the arts.
Associated Press (AP) won the public service prize for its Seafood from Slaves report which was an investigation into the use of slave labour in South East Asia’s fishing industry. The coverage resulted in the freeing of some 2,000 slave labourers and sweeping reforms.
And in the breaking news photography category, there were two winners – Reuters and the New York Times – for their coverage of the European refugee crisis proving that a pictures can paint a thousand words.
In 2008 and 2014, Reuters won the awards for breaking news photography and international reporting respectively.
The Los Angeles Times took the breaking news reporting prize for its coverage of the San Bernardino Massacre.