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Pulitzer Prize honors teens filming George Floyd’s murder

Teenager Darnera Frazier, whose video of George Floyd’s murder caused a worldwide protest, was honored by the Pulitzer Prize Committee

The Pulitzer Prize Committee awarded a “special quote” to teenagers on Friday when a video of George Floyd’s murder by a white police officer caused a global protest against racial injustice.

18-year-old Darnella Frazier was praised by Columbia University in New York for announcing the prestigious 2021 Journalism Awards at a virtual ceremony.

Frazier was also one of the witnesses who testified in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted in April of the murder of Floyd on May 25, 2020.

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The staff at Star Tribune in Minneapolis won the Pulitzer Prize in the latest news category for reporting on Floyd’s death and its consequences.

Online outlet BuzzFeed won the first Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a prison camp built by China for mass detention of Muslims.

Reuters was honored in the same category for examining the limited immunity doctrine and how it is used to protect police from prosecution.

Louise Ardrick’s “Night Police” won the Fiction Award, and David Zucchino’s “Wilminton’s Lie: The 1898 Murder Coup and the Rise of White Hegemony” was awarded non-fiction.

Natalie Diaz’s “Postcolonial Love Poem” won the poetry category. Katori Hall’s “The Hot Wing King” won the Drama Award and Tania Leon’s “Stride” won the Music Award.

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Pulitzer Prize honors teens filming George Floyd’s murder

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